I rarely pay attention to draws or paintings here in DA or anywhere else, so I found your feed (of course you're on my DAwatch!) on my notifications and honestly didn't recall you or why did I added you in the first place (sorry, I'm not in my DA acc too often and trust me, I DO remember now, wait for it...), so here I was, looking trough your latest updates and [please don't let my bad english mislead my intension, great art, awesome draws... I mean, dude you ARE amazing, it's just that I'm not really into this genre, not a fan of such topics] I got intrigued, so came across your gallery and then saw it (and yes, I immediately remembered the why and rush through the pages of the gallery to find this particular drawing and finally write my comment, at last I got the time!).
This and some other "day and night versions" of backgrounds?, I think, caught my eye, you have a unique skill to see and then set in the proper way and right place the light in your drawings. All the way through different temperatures; you've got beautiful warm lights even some well placed sunrise soft beams, colder areas with nice shadows and even the absence of it, it truly adds a sense of presence to the scenes, building an incredible atmosphere.
I recently read a photographer explaining that if you wanted to develop a better sense of balance and composition, looking at other areas of art, specially painting, will make all the difference, and I deeply understand the meaning of these words when I look at this particular image... when I see it, I immediately forget what I have in front of me (the channel: a drawing) and in an instant, it transports me to the place and moment you create, it has a unexpected (at least in my case as it comes from a draw) sense of familiarity and cotidianity I can rely on and connect with, achieved by every single apparently "random" item you accurately place all around, the incredible amount of, at first sight small but very necessary detail present in every corner of the layout and the excellent use of light (I love the computer's glow and how it gradually fuses with the ambient light or the warmer and brighter light on the floor and curtains produced by the desk lamp). I don't know who they are but I feel this could be a real moment in some not so far away student appartment, it has some kind of inherent "roommate moment" (maybe not for those who haven't live the experience, but for those of us who has... it definitely does) that triggers the feeling of "been there" at sight.
And I believe it's what every piece of art, say painting, photography, literature, big etc., it's suppose to seek, it's what every viewer or reader is expected to feel after been exposed to our work... at least in what I, so far, understand on the topic.
If I had to explain someone else Why I think this is such a great piece of work?... I would say: it stands by the idea that importance is not in the way, channel or style the piece is presented but within the content, the message, the story you are unfolding while contemplating it.
You and your work inspire me. I've learn a lot from your paintings and I will work hard in the seek of triggering such feelings trough my photography. Cheers man.