Inktober Day 4 / Monday Musings: Pictures at an Exposition

Day 4: Knot
I humbly apologize in advance…

Is that a Sailor’s Hitch? ‘Fraid knot.

All previous drawings:

I think that I would have fit in with the Dadaists or the Surrealists. I find it difficult to to do two things:

  1. Not try to draw something humorous or whimsical, and
  2. Get the perspective correct

Some of what I sketch looks like I gave up on making it look right because…well, I give up on trying to make it look right.

“Why don’t you practice more?”
“Why don’t you mind your own business.”
“Jeez, such attitude.”
“Sorry, haven’t had my morning coffee yet.”*

People are hard to draw. I know now why Picasso just slapped all the facial features on one side. Easier that way. Cartoonists usually draw hands with four digits. Why? I’ll tell you why. You can never get the pinky right. It’s always too big.

“Why don’t you start with the pinky?”
“Because nobody starts with the pinky. It’s one of the laws of nature.”**

Occasionally, I get it right. Not often, but I do.


PS: Did you notice how I referenced “Music Monday”? Bonus points coming at ya.

*That’s a lie. I have, but it wouldn’t have worked otherwise.
**That’s also a lie. It would be pretty weird if it wasn’t.

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, a science fiction novella to be released in March 2022.

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