Portrait of a bored young man
So this was obviously this young man’s first time modeling. Some of the telltale signs were fidgeting, differences in pose after breaks, and wearing headphones! But nonetheless, he did a decent job, and I certainly give anybody willing to sit in one spot in the same position for several hours their due respect. It’s a hard job, and I, for one, am glad there are people out there willing to do it. About the piece, I am glad I decided to include his headphone cords. They tie in the black and white stripes in his shirt with the rest of the portrait. To me, they are also a testimony of youth shirking tradition, or perhaps being completely oblivious to it. I can’t think of an instance where an experienced figure model wore headphones during a session, but in this case it adds a lot of character.
What if they were white? Although I am an Apple user, I think I may have left them out. This is not an ipod commercial after all.