A gleeful fiddle player

The last couple of days I’ve been working on an illustration for a book cover – ‘Joy Till Death’ by Zsolt Staník. It’s about the residents of a retirement home, some of whom form a band. This pen drawing shows Bert, a fiddle player, and I have been attempting to convey what was described to me rather awesomely as ‘ecstatic, devilish, glee-type joy.’ I love drawing expressions as I find if I am drawing someone smiling, it makes me smile – especially as I often use a mirror to try and work out the facial expression.

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