A portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson, great Antarctic explorer that somehow lived to tell the tale. I really love reading all the stories of the Heroic Age of exploration. It’s just amazing to me that anyone would do something like that. More than once.
One thing is certain, the worst job you could get being a dog was as pulling sledges during those treks. Dogs always ended up worked to death, falling down crevasses, shot, eaten or all of the above.
The drawing made with ink and copic markers was based on a couple of photos taken when he was slightly older than he was at the time of his barely surviving. But it’s the most iconographic image of him. Australia had currency with his portrait and everything.