At any given moment I usually have numerous sketches, notes, and tidbits on my desk. Most of them are discarded.
I sketched the following graphic in pencil as I watched Australian Open coverage the other day. Then I photographed it and put it into PhotoShop for tweaking.
This sketch of Humpty Dumpty getting his fortune told with alarming accuracy will not die in obscurity at a local landfill. It is published on the Internet, for the world to see.
Here are some observations:
- Humpty is wearing a fedora. It seems sensible for an egg to wear a hat on a summer day, he wouldn’t want to heat up too much.
- It is obviously summer because the waiter compliments the diner on ordering breakfast for dinner, and it is still light outside.
- Humpty’s right arm is visible in the first frame (the arms of eggs are unique to cartoonery and may appear and disappear at the artist’s whim).
- The meal featured on the plate is not an authentic representation of a Denny’s Grand Slam. An authentic drawing would feature two sausage links and two strips of bacon. The author feels remorse at excluding the bacon.