Lately I have been rather interested in politics, so as above I have been making some sketches of politicians. From top to bottom is Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama. With these drawings, I have been exploring with a gradation of tone. This is especially evident with the Nixon sketch, where there are prominent dark areas which gradually fade out closer to the edges. Perhaps an improvement with these would be to be less rough with the backgrounds, or even taking it further and using charcoal or ink. However, such mediums may be difficult to have control over, especially with images that demand attention and detail. Yet, for someone who is not used to drawing realism or portraiture, I feel that this is a reasonable attempt.