A beautiful drawing....I'm wondering what is causing his apprehensive look!.....You always make me wonder! It could be a cat rescue...or bees on their way ....or...he's wishing the tree wasn't so tall!... .A lovely one!!
Apprehension? Yes, it's there and you see it. Yet doesn't every look project more than one or two emotions? There is wonder that I suggest overrides the apprehension. Certainly there's more. But to address your question: you can't go outside of the picture to seek an answer. There's no indication whatever of bees or of a cat. Now the tree that you do bring up. The big tree limbs are a clue, along with the smaller one(s). I base this drawing on my own deep love of tree climbing, discovered around age 10. There was apprehension for sure but the eagerness to get higher and higher moved me to go on.
I didn't like climbing trees ....but I loved them to sit in...or under....reading usually!!Old trees are my favourite ones. Gnarled...and with spread out branches .Lovely to climb in and giving lovely shade for all!!I'm glad that something I said was just a little right!!
What you always say is a lot right. Just pointing out that really there is more than one emotion in any look. One who has seen the drawing gives is a single emotion: "adventurous".
I was talking with my wife about tree climbing. One learns something new about his spouse every day. She loved just what you did: sitting in the one in her front yard--just the first big branch--and watching the cars go by in the street.
You're right !!!...There are more emotions in one look....Doesn't it always depend on what the viewer sees at any one moment....one look is not enough....possibly why so many things happen that shouldn't....It's how you interprete the look!!.....