Damien of Molokai is important to many people in Hawaii. He is the name sake of one of my uncle's Alma Mater. He is one of 15 American Saints and most notably he did most of his missionary work in Hawaii.
I started with an red oxide ink wash. I then did the drawing in red ink then in black ink. I am pretty happy with the effect. The hand pose is nod to El Greco who really liked that hand layout.
I like the alcove in the background though I am unsure if the drawing is really complete yet.
I have a whole bunch of pages prepped lets see how many of these I can do
by Richard Barlett