I drew this from a royalty-free vintage photo I found on the Web. I was captivated by his facial curves, long neck, and obviously self-confident air. I was going to name him “Art” since those are the only three letters visible on his cap.
But, I did a little more internet searching and discovered that the “A•R•T” letters are part of this particular seaman’s vessel name. (Seaman’s caps bear the name of their ship, apparently.) He was an “unidentified Australian crew member on the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart.” The photo was shot in Aden, Yemen in February 1940 (Second World War).
My depiction makes him look a bit more burly and of the tobacco-chewing persuasion perhaps! What a proud fellow, yes?
Damien Peter Parer.