• What do you see depicted in this charcoal drawing by Miné Okubo?
  • Based on body language and facial expressions, what can you infer about these figures?
  • What emotions are evoked by this drawing?

Miné Okubo is a Japanese American artist best known for her black and white ink drawings, though this sketch is done in charcoal. As you view more of her works on this website, consider how her artistic tools change the mood of her drawings and why she may have chosen to do this particular scene in charcoal rather than ink.

  • How is this sketch different from or similar to the rest of her work?