I was remembering recently this art class I took years ago, when I was just a little duckling (there were older kids, too). I remember part of the class copying a picture of a wolf that I was looking at, and at the time I thought it was quite masterful. I don’t have it anymore, but I’m sure it wasn’t. I also remember us drawing these silly chubby dragons one day. Silly ones, mind you, not cool ones. To this day, I still can’t draw cool dragons. Bah!
And I had this one disappointing memory where each person in the class would draw a scribble, and we would make it into a drawing. I was picked last, as usual, and they thought my scribble looked like a word written in cursive. How disappointed I was. Here I was thinking I would get up and draw the most awesome scribble ever seen by man and was anticipating what kind of thing they would make it into, and alas! It looked like a word! How did they even manage to turn a scribble into a word? Though, perhaps it’s not that weird because I got this bizarre squiggle on my sunglasses that won’t come off that looks like a cursive RA.
Anyway, speaking of scribbles, I still enjoy finding pictures in weird things. A marking on the wall, a squiggle on tile. In one place, there was a dent in the wall that looked almost exactly like a Kingdom Hearts keyblade. And a wet area on my shower curtain looked just like Falco from Star Fox standing there with his arms crosses. (What do you mean, I play too many video games?) Though, I guess those weren’t really creative at all. But, I’ve seen dragons and other creatures in other random shapes. I should try and draw them sometimes. When I was very young, I saw an eagle face in the bark of a tree (I think it may have fallen off eventually, and I was disappointed) and a face in the fold of a curtain. …I’m starting to think I’m insane.
The Duck of Demented?