The Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Imaging Science commissioned me to draw the portraits of scientists whose discoveries have contributed to the advances of imaging science. I have had the privilege of drawing close to 30 such portraits so far and here are 3 of them. From left to right, George Eastman, James Clerk Maxwell and Marie Curie.
I draw the portraits in pencil, scan them and set accompanying text that summarizes each scientist's accomplishments. The final file is sent to a vendor who then outputs the images etched in brushed metal mounted on wood plaques. The plaques are displayed in the main lecture hall at the RIT Center for Imaging Science. The whole display looks awesome!
I have a blast working on these portraits and the folks at RIT are wonderful to work with.