Portrait Drawings Of Mongolian People

After looking through Drew Struzen’s wonderful book, “Oeuvre”, I got inspired to pull out some toned Canson paper and try some portraits of Mongol people I’ve photographed over the years. I’m not anywhere near his league, but I’m really having fun doing this kind of finished drawing again.

These are all on Canson Mi Tientes paper, drawn with a 6B General’s Charcoal Pencil and a white Prismacolor colored pencil. For the monks, I added a couple of other colors for their robes.

A herder from Ikh Nartiin Chuluu, 2005
A young monk, Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, 2006
An older monk, Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, 2006
Camel herder's wife, Gobi, 2006