Involving myself in studying human expressivity and its particularities, I also toiled with masculine features. Inspired both from personal life and one of my favorite quotes by Warsan Shire, I was enthusiastic to create this piece. Filling the boy's face with a rainstorm of freckles, I intended to give the portrait both credibility and affection. Even though the real subject's eyes were the same colour as described in the quote, I decided on drawing with black and white. This choice of colour symbolizes the affective absence.
“His eyes were the same colour as the sea in a postcard someone sends you when they love you, but not enough to stay.” ― Warsan Shire.
On the A4 paper, black ink drawing pens, black gel pens and drawing pencils were utilized.