His sketches clearly express his immediate thoughts and sentiments. These sketches reveal how he visualizes his surroundings, every painstaking detail of his environment, of the people he knows or encounters. His sketches show how a simple life can be made spectacular or extraordinary through drawings. In addition, his drawings may be classified as emotive drawings because of the subtle expression of various emotions, dispositions, and moods (Hoffman Watercolors, 2015). For instance, his drawing showing two men looking at different directions exposes something emotional, a sentimental bond between the two men.
The same can be said about his drawing portraying two masked men hugging each other. These drawings depict hidden, understated emotions. Lastly, his drawings obviously came from actual observations of the people and his surroundings. Life drawing-- also referred to as figure drawing or still-life drawing-- is one of the strengths of Tom Hoffman. He depicts all the expressions that he observes and sees in his