No, not dirty in that sense. Robert Burden has an unusual hobby. An East End bus driver by trade, in his downtime he likes to draw, mostly portraits of musicians. But he doesn't use charcoal or pastels or anything boring like that. Robert's medium of choice? Dirt. Specifically the dirt that collects on vans.
And he's really quite good at it. Look. Here's Bob Dylan:
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