The decision about whether a scientific paper merits publication in a journal is usually made by fellow scientists. Decisions like these require a huge effort by the referees to understand new ideas.
Many of my sketches are attempts to record the visual look or body language of thinking and learning by ordinary people. I was glad today to be able to capture two people grappling with the meaning of a paper they read and deciding on wording for a report back to the authors. Their body language mirrors their effort to learn and understand. Learning requires attention and attention is shown by the way the two figures are each sitting on a corner of their chair, facing and looking directly at each other. Their hand gestures, the body language of explaining and clarifying, support the idea that the interaction is about thinking and learning.
This is a marker, watercolor and watercolor pencil sketch on multimedia paper.