These are the portraits of my friends I drew right after I got back from my trip to Moscow. It isn't a complete series. They need some more work on shading, and there are a few friends that are still left out.
One thing that has happened as a result of this series is that I want to combine it with the old love-lorn drawings I did for the book "Anima," which was intensely personal and revolved around my internal states and visions, so to speak. The Russian series started my experimentation with attempting to show my take on the person's inner world, or at least their energy in their relationship to me. I am now continuing my work on "Anima," expanding it to include these portraits, many more people and more dream visions.