Monday, 24 September 2012

Meet Simon

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.

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