When working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, children kept on asking me to draw princesses and superheroes for them. After a while, I felt the need to draw important people that made my world a more colourful place at that time with the only tools I had lying around in the classroom: felt tip pens. Out came these slightly strange cartoon-like portraits that captured the quirky essence of those eccentric people that inspired me on a daily basis. I’ve included most of my attempts and would like to think my technique has improved throughout the years. 🙂 Some people have been and gone and new delightfully peculiar ones have entered my life, but my drawings remain a permanent homage to their unique and wonderful selves.