This is a pen drawing of a girl with a hat, created in 2002. The portrait was first sketched with pen, starting with the simple eyes, nose, and mouth. A few wisps of hair and light lines denoting the shape of the hat were added after that. A brush loaded with water was then used to blur some of the crisp lines and add shading under the hat. Almost all the shadows were kept under the top 1/3 of the drawing, in order to accentuate the size of the hat. This tactic used in conjunction with the girl’s vacant stare help to reinforce both the physical shadowing of one’s face while wearing a hat, and becomes symbolic of a psychological weight as well.