Drawing From Nature                                Fine Art Drawings by      Philip J. Leonard iii

In 1989 Debra Lobato approached me about drawing several vignettes for her book "Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs". She wished to include illustrations which would depict several situations that young siblings of children with varying disabilities might encounter. The intent of her book is to teach children and their families how to handle these situations.

Debra was kind enough to give me the freedom to explore her stories through my own vision. The resulting eight illustrations appear here. The book was published by Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.

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