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: https://linesbyleon.com/inktober/


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.

-Leon

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 multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View

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