Inspired by ‘The Father’

I watched The Father two days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I drew this piece in honor of a great movie with a superb script and cast. It started out as charcoal and then I decided all it needed was pencil and lots of blending. Quick note about the movie: Anthony Hopkins was fantastic and I’m glad he was honored for nailing such a difficult role. I think anyone who has had a family member with dementia could connect with this film. And it shows how very scary it is for someone afflicted, almost like a horror movie. I thought of my grandmother many times while watching this, and it made me understand my own family situation more. There were times where Anthony (the character) just sits in silence because he knows explaining his confusion won’t help. That look is one I saw many times. A great film. (Available on Starz).