2b and 9b pencil possibly on Arches paper (?).
Niall Swords impresses me for a variety of reasons, but especially for this fascinating description of Damon Albarn. Perhaps I am just being my usual delusional self here, but it seems Sword has made a brilliant choice to render the eyes more vividly than the rest of the face, and thus intensify what must have been an intense expression to begin with. I also love the way he perches Albarn’s head on a massive black shape. And I think that works, at least in part, because Swords is really quite masterful in rendering depth in this drawing.