Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | June 4, 2017

A sketch a day- or more

You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”

“In my youth,” Father William replied to his son,
“I feared it might injure the brain;
But now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again.”……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You are old,” said the youth, “As I mentioned before,
And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door—
Pray, what is the reason of that?”

“In my youth,” said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
“I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment—one shilling a box—
Allow me to sell you a couple?”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You are old,” said the youth, “And your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak—
Pray, how did you manage to do it?”

“In my youth,” said his father, “I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life.”…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You are old,” said the youth, “one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose—
What made you so awfully clever?”

“I have answered three questions, and that is enough,”
Said his father; “don’t give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I’ll kick you down stairs!”.

 

 
The poem is by Lewis Carroll and included in Alice in wonderland, where she recites it to the Caterpillar.

I found after I managed to sketch the rabbit, I could stop being wimpy and tackle this lot.  I recommend daily sketching to anyone who thinks they can’t draw.  I’m proving it does work and know I still have miles to go, especially with faces, hands and feet.
…and the bonus?  my sleeping pattern has improved 100% since I began.

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Responses

  1. What a wonderful series! I think you should make a book with the poem for a grandchild or some child you know. This is wonderful!

    • Thanks Susan. These books are readily available and our GKs have their own books like these.

  2. Wonderful drawings Maureen.

    • Thanks Barbara. They are a lot of fun to do.

  3. Fantastic artwork. It must have taken a good part of each day to do such detailed sketches. No wonder you sleep like a log at night!

    • Queenie, these are the same size as the rabbit and that took about 3 1/2 hours. On the second day for each I went over the pencil work with pen, adjusting where necessary.

  4. Wow, love your drawings!

  5. Thank you very much Annet. :-)) I should have posted that the illustrations were originally by Sir John Tenniel and now in the Public domain.

  6. These are absolutely wonderful!!!! You do not have to have any worries about your faces and hands – these are your style and therefore are perfectly right.

    • Thanks Mary Anne. 🙂

  7. btw – for reasons known only unto the mysterious internet, all the comments I made on several of your previous posts are currently plugging the hole in the ozone – again. Have NO idea where they got to!

  8. Who knows what happens with photos/posts/ or comments once it hits the airwaves.


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