I did this portrait of Annie on her twelfth birthday, in early 2001. She and her mother Honorine were at a friend's house where I was visiting. Honorine was a radical feminist scholar of contemporary literature. She would later (2006) publish a dissertation on the science fiction author Octavia Butler. Annie was an excellent model and I was able to do a well-controlled sketch of her without too much moving about, one of my better portraits. Annie is 29 now. I wonder what ever became of her.
Sepia brown tech pen on sketchbook page, 5" x 7", January 2001.