I was in the state of Pernambuco in the north east coast of Brazil a few weeks before carnival.
They do things differently there than in Rio.
The fusion of cultural influences in this part of Brazil is enthralling. My drawing depicts a ‘Caboclo de Lanca’ or lance bearer.
A character of African origins, he is a warrior who carries with him a certain mystery and is one of the symbols of Pernambuco culture.