Sunday, March 02, 2008

Concentration


Sketches - kids drawing class
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Sketches - kids drawing class
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I love seeing the concentration on some of the kids faces when they're engrossed in the drawing process. That little tip of the tongue poking out from between clamped lips is the flagship for concentration. I don't know quite why that happens in some individuals when really concentrating. Its more prevalent in children than in adults and is an unconscious movement.

While the class draws, I take the opportunity to do a few quick sketches and their concentration usually lets me get away with it unnoticed. Spontaneous expressions and natural poses make for good sketches.

3 comments:

Dave said...

I wonder what strange facial expressions I pull when I'm concentrating...not sure I'd want to find out!! Excellent sketches, the rapt attention is really captured beautifully.

Jeanette said...

We all concentrate in different ways I guess. I agree perhaps I don't want to know what I"m like in 'the zone'!

Billie Crain said...

some folks stick their tongues out when concentrating even into adulthood. we had one woman at work that i swear(!)could get nothing done if she didn't have a tongue.