This was done for a college project late last year, which revolved around experimentation. Some of you may remember the owls and fear of flying article illustrations I submitted back then. This cartoon was from the same project.
For the self-initiated part of the project I decided to create some political cartoons, and thought it ideal to illustrate what at the time was a current affair; the student protests in London (and elsewhere). Last year the government passed a proposal to raise the higher education tuition fee cap from £3,225 to £9,000, to come into effect starting in academic year 2012/2013. This obviously upset a lot of students and potential students, resulting in the worst genuine riots in London for decades.
All these people are drawn from photographs of the protesters, so they're essentially portraits.
Watercolour & pen, 21 x 29.7cm