Illustrating the Poem The ink drawing to the right was made last year for a previous project in which I illustrated a piece of creative writing. I wanted to rework this piece because for me it closely relates to the imagery in the poem. I wanted to change the identity of the figure because I am illustrating a different piece of writing. I also wanted to create a portrait that looked more closely at African body adornment. I searched for imagery that closely related to the ideas expressed in the poem and that had a strong African aesthetic. In my work I want to represent people of colour because this will resonate more with BAME audiences.