Focus undulates throughout the field of vision, flowing among stimuli. Eyes, body and much of the environment retains a state of continuous motion. I do not strain to reimagine a still frame, nor mimic expected features that give a subject ‘clarity’. Naturally, I draw with the motion. If a person moves an arm, I may rapidly outline their tricep in multiple positions or curve a line to follow their elbow through space.
The quality of lines and speed with which they are applied is affected by present emotion. Excitement often causes individual swoops and sharp dashes. Euphoria defines feathery interlocking details. Empathy is a sensation of the present. Inducing it with art brings viewers to share my experience of the moment.