A man I met in a Turkish bath

A man I met in a Turkish bath

That definitely wasn't me Mick! He doesn't look very hot!

I didn't fancy him either Adele. But beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and I'm sure someone loved him.

Very funny Mick!

Oh, I don't know.......you've given him some finer details Michael and you have made an excellent job of a more difficult pose Michael.

Was this out of memory or he didn't mind you drawing him at the time. It is good Michael.

Thanks for noting the finer details and difficult pose Fiona.

Thanks Derek. Neither. He is a rather famous person based on Plate 20 of 'A manual on drawing the human figure' by L.A. Doust, Third impression, 1942. I added some 'finer' details, as Fiona noted.

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Pencil sketch and watercolour wash

About the Artist
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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