Sunday, January 24, 2010

After Hours Drawing - Running Man

So .... this sketch a day, sketch a week thing isn't good for me.... or I'm not so good at it.... so far. Life is too unpredicable lately. The best I seem to be able to commit to is - sketch when I get to it. So, I've decided to call it "After Hours Drawing." Speaks for itself, I hope. To me, this means drawing in any style, any way, any how, depending on how I feel at any given moment. Who knows what will come out of my pencil? It's a good thing. This one started with a glance at a photo, in a magazine, of a guy jogging. He was a model - generic, hooded sweatshirt, blah, blah, blah. Not much drama there. Somehow or other, my drawing came out like this. Some sort of PO'd Walter Mitty thing going on here......... I think.
So, I just Googled Walter Mitty. The American Heritage Dictionary defines a Walter Mitty as "an ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs". Yeah! That's IT! Definitely a Walter Mitty thing, complete with the frustration of being ineffectual.
Sigh, Sad.
The original Walter Mitty was a fictional character in James Thurber's story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."


Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

But dreaming about reaching the finish line is the first step. This is a great editorial piece!! Love the drawing!! And I also enjoyed the post. Hope you do more of these!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks, Ann Marie! I hope to do more too. Even if it's erratic, it adds up!

Susan Miller said...

I like the running man, hours of drawing do add up. Time well spent.

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you, Susan. You are right. They do add up----and we do what we can!