Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A Chip Off The Old Blockhead

"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." ~ Brenda Ueland

Recently, there have been changes at my job. The company holding my contract closed the office out of which I worked and reduced it to simply a storage garage. So we drivers had to make some changes, not only in time management, which was one of the biggest changes, but also in supplies to help us continue to do our jobs efficiently.

For instance, I had to increase the amount of anytime minutes on my cell phone because we no longer have an office to report into. My number of phone calls tripled after the change. Since we no longer have an office, we also had to make arrangements to handle out paperwork. We used to have a copier in the office, but no more. I had to find a way to make copies of my paperwork, essential to keeping accurate records.

I said all that to say this:

I bought a printer/copier/scanner to use to copy my paperwork. It works very good at making copies. Many times the copy is better than the original. I don't know how. I don't know how to use the scanner, I guess. I tried to use it to create my own paperwork so I wouldn't have to depend on the company to supply it, but for some reason the format comes out all wrong.

Anyway, my 17 year old son, John, knows how to use the scanner and has been scanning different things.

He is quite a talented young artist and so I thought I'd show off some of his artwork since he scanned it into the computer anyway.

(Click the pictures to enlarge them)

This is the first thing he scanned. His own face.

A free hand Octopus.


This is the best of his artwork in my opinion. I think it looks like the wolf in "The Never Ending Story" but he drew it free hand.

I'm pretty proud of my boy!


Lone Ranger said...

I vote for the wolf in "Peter and the Wolf," one of my favorite books when I was a toddler. I learned to read from that book, because the text was also on those little, yellow records. When my aunts read to me, they couldn't put anything over on me because I'd catch them every time. Another preschool hero of mine was "Little Black Sambo." Liberals have terribly maligned this book. I wish Sambo would turn them all into butter.

Francis Lynn said...

Your son should explore his talent further - he seems to be a natural at it. I am in stick figure hell as an artist. Btw - Little Black Sambo is now Mustaffa Ali Mohammad & is a full professor at USC. Show some respect.

ELAshley said...

The wolf... yeah... the best of the lot. They're all good, but that wolf...

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I vote for the wolf in "lion, witch, and wardrobe".

He has quite the talent.

What's up with Popeye, though? He looks like he could be nursing.

D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

I love the Popeye portrayal.

He's also got wit, Mark. Essential in his type of art.

Pamela Reece said...

Your son definitely has a gift!!! I'm lucky if I can draw a stick figure with a ruler! You should be very proud of him, which you obviously are and should be! Tell the little man he has quite and talent! Thank you for sharing this! My vote is the same as Sparky's (Wordsmith).

tugboatcapn said...

Looks great, Mark.

Can he draw Ted Kennedy?

Sheila said...

Very Nice Mark,

No wonder your so proud of him!

Just D said...

But the face scan is classic. ;-)