A Ragged Road: Drawings by Jacob Everett
Drawings of homeless people in Bradford, England.
In Bradford there are around 50 people who sleep rough every night. Inn Churches is a charity using available spaces in churches to feed, host and support the homeless in Bradford during the coldest winter months. I spent some time with guests of Inn Churches and created this series of portraits in biro.
The portraits are created using a unique technique:
I am a portrait artist working with biro on paper. I produce large-scale portraits using an intricate technique of overlapping elliptical marks, which gradually build to represent the subtle contours of the face. In common with digital images, my works, close up, appear as thousands of tiny ‘pixels’. When viewed from a distance they reveal the subtleties and nuances of individual character.