Pencil on paper
I drew pencil portraits when I was younger, but became frustrated when I could not reach the photographic standard I had set for myself. I stopped drawing for a few years but have lately returned to it, making both pencil portraits and pen illustrations. I find the process more meditative these days and I appreciate the downtime. This is a portrait that I found in an old sketchbook of a character from the Scandinavian TV show The Bridge, played by Sofia Helin. I am drawn to faces that are expressive or striking in some way.