I’ve made a new friend, Richard Johnson. He is an Urban Sketcher, an artist, a husband, a dad, and a reporter for the Washington Post. I am awed at what he does, both where he does it and his fabulous drawings. He is an inspiration to me, and I pray for him every day. I highly suggest you click to see a few of his illustrations, stories — I am giving you a broad view. His writing is good and his drawing take you there. But before you do, go see the conditions in which he does some of these drawings. I WILL NEVER SAY I AM UNCOMFORTABLE DRAWING IN PUBLIC, EVER EVER.
On the road: DC to London to Dubai to Kabul, to give you a taste of how it is when he leaves for a trip. (Image above is from this article)
Once We were Soldiers, documenting a home for homeless veterans outside Denver.
The Joe Bonham Project: Drawing Stories of America’s Wounded Veterans, Many artists participated in this amazing project.
Portraits of War is a book (still available) of his work.
I don’t have a legal right to post any of these images.
I simply am taking a chance to get the word out about what is going on
at the Washington Post with Richard Johnson. Amazing.