Monday, 24 September 2012
This is Simon. He is a squirrel, and yes he's holding a spoon. I have not yet decided if Simon is going to remain a drawing for my own personal amusement or if he will become more.
Every once in a while it is good for me to get out of the painting mode and just draw for practice sake. This is how Simon came about. I was so amused by my sketch of a squirrel holding a spoon, and looking like he really wanted to say something, that I started another drawing with Simon and his spoon in what I think his house would be like. Pictures of that drawing will come later.
I've shown this sketch to a few people, and inevitably they start to laugh. I'm fine with this as it is what I do when I see Simon, but it made me wonder who the audience would be for a drawing like this, adults or children? Perhaps both, kids, depending on their age would accept a spoon holding squirrel as completely plausible, adults would find it amusing simply because of the absurdity. Either way, a scene with Simon in it does not have to make any logical sense.