Savvy teachers pay attention to the body language of reading when their students read in class. And old teachers may never stop noticing a real reader when they see one. Real readers have facial expressions that change depending on the book’s meaning, shift their posture in response to the pace of the story, keep their eyes on the page, turn the page at a steady rate, go back and reread earlier pages, and are reluctant to put the book down. I got a kick out of noticing and sketching a real reader tonight.
This is an ink, white gel pen, and watercolor sketch on multimedia paper. I made some adjustments in Procreate, mostly to lower the position of the coffee table.