Thursday, August 7, 2008
Daily Exercise, Fear, and Dr. Seuss
Don't worry, I'm not suffering any post-bat trauma or anything-- just having fun drawing them!
This was for my daily exercise, though it did take longer than 15 minutes. (I think the point is to draw or write for at least that time, right?)
I was thinking about one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories while drawing this, called What Was I Scared Of?, from this book. It's about a child who's afraid of "a pair of pale green pants with nobody inside!" They meet under different circumstances and the child is terrified until he realizes "That I was just as strange to them as they were strange to me!" After that they are friends.
From The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss
I sometimes wonder if Dr. Seuss wrote his stories more for adults than for kids. (Check out The Sneetches to see what I mean...)