KenKen is the type of puzzle that keeps you up late at night trying your best to make digits fit nicely onto a grid. It is addictively relaxing. I drew 6 versions of this trying to convey the relaxed nature of an interesting game rather than the intense focus of research that I sketched on November 16. In both today’s sketch and the November 16 sketch, there are two figures working together on a common sheet of paper. In today’s sketch the body language of the figures is relaxed and interested, rather than anxious and intense. This is conveyed mostly through the figures’ shoulders and arms, although the choices for background color help send the message too.
I mistakenly used a soluble purple pen for the drawing and then intentionally added watercolor washes, trying my best to keep the original line intact.