Monday, September 3

Did I mention I can't draw?


I think it's important that I put that in the record... before proceeding any further down this career path.

They say Michaelangelo could see the sculptures waiting in the raw blocks of marble.
Hmmm.... I suppose I too can see the figures I wish to appear on my paper. Only I seem to achieve mine mostly by erasing!

But eventually the artist in me... a VERY stubborn person... wins out. Mostly through sheer endurance and spite.

I'm one of those unfortunate sorts who tries harder and harder the more impossible something seems... often to my own detriment.

But anyhow... whoever invented the eraser deserves some kind of Nobel Prize!

Oh, here he comes now.... the inventor of the modern eraser... actually it's some of the reference I'm using for my new book that takes place in 1907. That's Santos Dumont riding in the car I think... no wait... it's Bleriot, of course!

Boy did they know how to wear hats back then...

6 comments:

Paige Keiser said...

By the end of my assignments, my eraser just disintegrates from over-use. The cost is really adding up!

Doug said...

Goodgollybum! I am SO glad to read this post. It is good to know somebody else is in the same boat with me. I don't feel so alone now. Thanks! :o)

John Nez said...

Yeah... it's a bit disparaging sometimes. But at least we're not on stage and all our erasing can be done behind the curtain!

lol!

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, I can't even draw a decent stick figure.

I stick to writing, I'm a bit better at that. Though the delete key is your friend there, too. :)

ChatRabbit said...

Hmmm, I always assumed things just flowed effortlessly off your pencil.

Well, great. Now you've shattered my illusion.

rebecca said...

How weird is this for mental muscle memory? Yesterday I was working away on sketches -- traditional media: tracing paper, graphite -- and I found myself literally reaching for the CTRL-Z keys. (On a PC, so these are the undo keys.) Wouldn't it be great if our hands/brains had an "undo" function? Sure would save on kneaded erasers...