Portrait of a man who, in the face of adversity, remained focussed and determined.


Great sketch of a psycho ready to have someone’s guts for garters Michael. How do you do it?

Love it Michael, just love ot!

Love your titles and love your sketch!

Thanks Carole, Dennis, Willie and Heather. I think it must be because of my personal ‘darkness’ Carole.

Very determined attitude about him Mick, perhaps a small amount of stubbornness also. I think we all have a little bit of the dark side about us Mick, some more than others! A very good sketch, particularly like the shading on the side of his face, puts the emphasis on that strong jawline.

Thanks Fiona. There’s nothing of darkness about your lovely self. When I look again at it I see something ‘animal’ about him.

Lol......believe me there is room for improvement in my temperament! Do you think it could be the pursed lips, the flaring nostrils, and hungry eye that gives him the animal look?!

I think you’ve got it there Fiona.

Much expressive, Michael.

I would not like to upset this guy. Great drawing.

Certainly looks determined Michael!

Thanks Gudrun and Carole.

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8B pencil.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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