"The Gift" by Josh Brunson

Artist/ Designer:

There were many challenges to my artwork such as shading and my hand pressure. I have learned more about portraiture and its craft and the work it goes into it. I have learned how to capture emotion and the impact of shading.

This artwork meant a lot to me because I was able to gift this boy a portrait of himself for Christmas. Through this opportunity, I have learned how art can have an impact on others. The thought of seeing his joyful face once he got to see the portrait I made of him was with me every line and stroke. I wanted to make this portrait extra special with every detail and even added his favorite color red which just happens to be mine as well.

Josh Brunson, Class of 2025

Studio Art I: The Memory Project


  • Drawing - Black & White