Girl from Botswana and Chimp’s eye

I’ve just returned from my trip to the States and England and before I follow through on my promise to update you all with photos from the scratchboard exhibition in Glen Ellen I thought I’d add a couple of new pieces. At the exhibition we had two days of workshops in Sebastopol and I started the following pieces which I finished in England. The first is of a chimp’s eye and the second is of a girl I saw in Botswana. I thought this girl, while not classically beautiful, had such a striking face which I wanted to portray.