I painted this portrait from a photo by Michiel De Lange (look him up here on Red Bubble). Many thanks Michiel for allowing me to do this.
Pastels (Unison) & pastel pencils (Derwent & Stabilo) on Colourfix paper A3
Dhows traditionally are large wooden ships made from teak wood imported from India. These ships are usually bought by arab merchants for trading and fishing in the Persian Gulf.
Dhow building is still practiced in the United Arab Emirates and performs an important role of trade between countries like Iran, India, and Eastern Africa.