I got to noticing something while working on this drawing. Circumstances kept me from using a mirror, so I was pretty much unable to work realistically. And really, that was okay with me; I was more in the mood for something a little more lighthearted today anyhow. So I drew in the basic oval shape of the head and started adding the rough features.
And then it happened.
I realized that I added a smile to my face.
And it occurred to me that this has been the case in what seems more often than not lately.
I never thought that a lot of my previous drawings were made out of bad moods or depressed feelings. And frankly, I still don't. On the other hand, I know that there have been many occasions where I could have added a smile to my self-portrait but the mood simply didn't strike me.
And I like the fact that the mood has struck me in that way so often...
#291 August 7, 2011, Pen