He always wears blue oxford cloth shirts. He must have an entire wardrobe of nothing but blue oxford cloth shirts and khaki
pants. Even in his Wikipedia photo, he has the familiar outfit.|
I created the original of this image by freezing a frame of a DVD from a course he gives on Ancient Egyptian History. The course is on sale right now, so we splurged. He is a very animated and enthusiastic teacher, which I hope comes through in the drawing. He has a way of explaining everything clearly and vividly, which enables me to remember what he teaches. I don't agree with his view of Set, but he is extremely knowledgeable on everything else, especially concerning everything to do with mummies. Studying from many different scholars, each with their own strengths, enables us to layer one approach on top of the others for a gradually deepening understanding.
As I was drawing him, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between Brier's lean face and my mother's lean face.
It took some doing to get this drawing all scanned. As the original is 14 x 17 inches, and the scanner plate is only 8.58 x 12.32 inches, I had to carefully copy and paste scanned sections together:
Not so easy, for the scanned sections are darker at the edges...
(Note of October 28, 2007:)