As with most of my previous drawings, it’s always tricky to know when to stop. I think I’ve done all I can with this portrait of David Attenborough. I’d wanted to draw a human for a while, despite me previously telling myself I was only interested in drawing wildlife. Like most people I grew up with Attenborough, and have always admired him. A few years ago while working at the BBC Natural History Unit I was lucky enough to be invited to a talk that he did there. He seemed a good place to start with drawing my first person.