A few characters who’ve shown up in bit roles in the past have larger roles in chapter V. This guy appeared a few times in chapter II. Now it’s a question of how to draw an old character in the current style; and, when working from a portrait of a famous person or even modelling a face on an ancient portrait of an unknown person, avoiding getting too caught up in being super-realistic, finding the basic lines that will make a character recognisable from panel to panel, etc.

I find it helps when drawing this character to keep young Peter O’Toole in the back of my mind.

In working on facial expressions, I learned that I move my eyes in the opposite way from how people are “supposed” to (rather, tend to) shift their gazes when remembering something they’ve seen as opposed to imagining something. Hmmm…I wonder if this makes me look shifty-eyed?