paper on pencil
(original SOLD)

A large drawing.
This was done during my BIG EYES PHASE (ha!) back when I began to draw again after a 15-year hiatus. I think I hid behind the eyes for a while until I got more comfy with more literal stories.

I was listening to a lot of books on tape back then and clearly recall a description of Claudia from “Interview With A Vampire” while drawing these eyes.

Here, in exhibition with some of my others from BIG EYES PHASE:

You can see it hanging behind me when it was still here in my studio:

Thank you for the gift of your presence.


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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    this is beautiful, love the eyes

  • Many thank yous to you’s Boos…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you m’dear!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Yes, superb !!!

  • Thanking you dear D…
    I am flattered by your note and support..

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977over 3 years ago

    So beautiful and your artworks not bad 2..;op

  • Ha!
    thanks scott!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • shandab3ar
    shandab3arover 3 years ago

    How fantastic :)
    You do some beautiful work ♥

  • You are so kind S ~ thank you very much…
    Best your way,

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 3 years ago

    I find it difficult to pull away from this. Of course there’s a basic attraction because the eyes, being the one organ that when exposed cannot be made up to disguise or deceive, are the true window to the soul. As such they are by far the most intensely sexual part of the anatonmy.

    I’ve sat here for longer than I want to admit trying to figure out why this portrait is so engaging… aside from the fact that it’s beautifully drawn and unique in the absense of facial boarders which intensifies the elements which establish expression… there’s an assymetry that I found disturbing at the start.
    But the deeper I looked, I began to feel a soul behind the eyes. On the left, the lid is relaxed and unstimulated and naturally poised as if innocence lies beneath.
    On the right the shading is deeper as if wearing shadow, and the brow is slightly raised to reveal sagesse and power… the pupil slightly more dilated as if reacting to a darker illumination.

    So yeah, this all comes in line with a perfected understanding of quality and direction of light… but what if it’s actually your interpretation of Claudia’s lost innocence struggling with her fateful immortality?

    I hope it doesn’t freak you that I’m looking at this with such intensity, but I am a bit overwhelmed at your ability to create this level of emotion with such subtlety of expression.
    This is stunning work Cynthia, and I also hope that whoever bought it has it displayed where it can be fully appreciated. Like in the Tate Modern for example…
    Cheers for blowing my mind :-)

  • Wow. Uh, consider me speechless!

    I’m unbelievably flattered to have had “Patina” cause such thought-filled visit and response.
    REally – overwhelmed.

    Thanks for blowing MY mind!


    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Kable
    Kableover 3 years ago

    Stunning work,,the eyes are beautiful:)) love it..

  • Many thanks Kable. That’s such a lovely note. Best to you…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

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