"Thank you, Jack for everything you gave us."

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.

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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!”

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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.

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Even my leisure time, personal drawing is heavily influenced by Jack and his classes.

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He was a unique individual and one of a kind. Myself, and many others, miss him.

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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

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