Had a long conference today, with a lecture included. It was on an interesting subject, really, but sitting still and listening all day is something that I can´t seem to get away with anymore. I´m used to WORKING at work – you know, being active, running errands, talking to students, lecturing, making lesson plans, and so on. Sitting still for too long makes me all drowsy and sooner or later I begin to drop off. Very embarrassing. So what better thing to keep me awake than a pen and a sketchbook?
This is not really a portrait of the man who gave the lecture (he would not recognize his face in this drawing), but rather a trial to capture the shadows on his face. He had quite an expressive face, and stood right under a lamp while speaking.