Charcoal on 11x14 Bristol Vellum. For the past few weeks our dinner tables has been "graced by Chinese gourmet of sports spectacles and grandeur" quenching our appetite for excitement and something uncommon in the name of the Olympics. I personally have a lot of respect for Chinese racial character, strenght, perseverance, mastery and ingenuity. The Chinese presentation and performance in the Beijing Olympics was exceptional, especially the opening and closing ceremony, and I don't think any country could top that!
With all these Chinese hooplas going on, I get inspired to create these studies of oriental faces. And, by the way, I love Kung Pau Chicken more than anything else.