Borin Van Loon: Graham Greene Line/wash
Graham Greene
(Line and wash on paper)

Front page editorial illustration: Times Higher Educational Supplement
This was commissioned to illustrate an overview article of the author shortly after his death. I was particularly struck by the parchment-like face of the elderly Greene and given the brief to use a map-like backdrop to reflect the wide element of foreign travel in the novels ('Travels with my aunt', 'Our man in Havanna' etc.), I explored the map of his features with the brush and wash. The more I worked, the darker became those icy eyes, given the very black tenor of much of Greene's writing and the turmoil of his internal struggle with Catholicism and sexuality.



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