Jordanian artist draws portraits of strangers

This artist draws portraits of strangers without them knowing

Location: Amman, Jordan

21-year-old Ahmad Al-Rimawi tours downtown Amman every day

and studies the faces and expressions of people

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) 21-YEAR-OLD JORDANIAN ARTIST, AHMAD AL-RIMAWI, SAYING:"How do I feel about drawing people without their knowledge? I would be full of enthusiasm and excitement to see their reactions, because they wouldn't know what I am doing, especially with people around looking at me. I believe in a phrase, that happiness is not about what I personally achieve, but it is about people's faces after I give them their portraits."

He gives his subjects their portraits as gifts

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) 21-YEAR-OLD JORDANIAN ARTIST, AHMAD AL-RIMAWI, SAYING:"The greatest gift that can be handed to a human being is a drawing or a photo of him. I present his portrait through a simple drawing and gift it to him. Human beings in general like to see themselves through a photo or a drawing, or even through the mirror in an elevator or at home."