By guest author Daniel Zalkus
It’s been 8 years now since Jack Potter passed away and I still think about him all the time.
I was fortunate to have been able to take his class and get to know him on a personal level. He taught me a new way of seeing and to this day I can still hear his voice telling me, “Get the proportions!”
I attended Jack’s class long after I was required to by school curriculum. Jack’s influence, approach and mentoring has often served as a guiding light in my work and in my career.
Even my leisure time, personal drawing is heavily influenced by Jack and his classes.
He was a unique individual and one of a kind. Myself, and many others, miss him.
Thank you, Jack for everything you gave us.
* And many thanks to Daniel for sharing his recollections of Jack potter with us, as well as all the fantastic art and photos! ~ L
* Daniel Zalkus is a freelance illustrator, graduate of the School of Visual Arts and loves to wear plaid. To see samples of his artwork please go to www.zalkus.com
* My Jack Potter Flickr set