Portrait drawings

I finally got fed up with not having enough art in my life and, with some gentle prodding from caring souls around me, I’ve started drawing again. 🙂 I have a couple of fantastic books that I use for portrait references that have been my inspiration over these last few weeks. The first is Black Beauty, which has beautiful images of culturally defining black stars as far back as the early 1900’s. The second is a Taschen book on the Love Parade, which features studio shots of festival goers who were pulled straight off the street, in full dress and various altered states of consciousness.

These drawings are pastel on colored paper, 8×10 to A4.