This is my entry for the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award. The rules of the competition state that you can draw basically anything, witnessed or not, as long as it’s a representational drawing. So after discarding a few ideas I decided to do a portrait of a mugshot taken of a young guy called Edward Blake in Minnesota 1966. I found his mugshot on a great archive site called These Americans and for some reason I just felt particularly drawn to his. I like the fact that he looks very fresh faced compared to most others in the archive, I also thought he revealed so much just with his eyes, which are notably slightly cross eyed. Still waiting to find out if my uni have entered my drawing to the competition, so fingers crossed for the next few days!