From the article:
Daniel McClenon’s art stops people in their tracks.
As he sits on the sidewalk in downtown San Francisco, hunched over his latest drawing, passers-by pause to exclaim at the skill he uses to capture heartbreakingly beautiful moments. Under his hand, a black and white drawing of Michelangelo’s famous Pieta — a sculpture of a lifeless Jesus in the lap of his grieving mother — takes shape in such realistic detail that it’s hard to believe it’s not a photograph. His portrait of an elderly homeless man captures eyes that shine with a tragic glimmer of hope as they look to the sky. This spring, McClenon got his first big break when his work was featured in a solo exhibition sponsored by a local nonprofit.