This is one of several sketches I made on the last day of a short trip. I like this sketch because I caught a range of expression in the eyes that indicate clarity, intelligence, unspoken thoughts, openness and a lively engagement with the world.
After three days of sketching with an app on my iPad, it was wonderful to come back to traditional media. I am reminded that when I draw in a live situation I am better able to convey what I see and think. Although yesterday’s sketch, ‘Concern,’ was based on the previous day’s sketch, ‘Thinking,’ I made so many changes without referring to the actual scene that the sketch wandered away from being a true representation of the individual.
I drew in pencil and watercolor. Later I added more pencil and watercolor.