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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Practice Hams: Weakening the Fabric of Society

Tueday. Been drawing some hams. None of them was particularly satisfying, so I ended up with a bunch of practice hams.

Practice Hams

Look at my crappy hams. Why are all my hams failures? Maybe I set the bar too high.

"A life spent drawing practice hams is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent drawing no hams at all."
-George Bernard Shaw

10 Comments:

Blogger Chris Cope said...

Some of those hams look like olives, some like amoeba. Maybe if you changed your standards to attempting to draw either an olive, ham, or amoeba, you would feel better about yourself.

On my desk at work I have a picture you drew for me of a man thinking: "No tengo mas."

When people ask me who that is a picture of, I tell them that is me in college.

10:04 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, Michaelangelo didn't start right out drawing hams. He practiced drawing hamstrings, first. So that's what you need to study up on. Any fool could tell you that, so I just did.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Afe said...

I don't feel as though you are capturing the true essence of ham. You must feel the ham's pain, in that it was once part of a pig and will shortly be sliced up and eaten.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't listen to OldH. Michelangelo never even drew a practice ham. He did draw a man with four arms and four legs. He must have been drunk at the time or possibly he was at a circus.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Chemical Billy said...

No, no, there's something to these hams. I can't say what it is, but they speak ham to me.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous GeorgeBernardShoat said...

Oink.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Esther Wilberforce-Packard said...

Thank you, everybody. Your something something has convinced me to love my practice hams just the way they are.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous (Formerly) Amy In New York said...

Your hams are beautiful.

1:18 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

A good meaty post.

3:55 AM  
Anonymous vicki said...

Oh- I should have known. Hoss hangs out here, too. The middle ham on the right hand side looks good. I disagree with Afe on this particular ham. I was attracted not to the skillful rendering but to the ham essence of it. Pink it up a bit and see what happens. Have you considered drawing chiccharones? Less defined, lighter.

5:15 PM  

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