Saturday, May 27, 2017

Baby Me Art 3: "A Bible Man"

This epic drawing was among the papers I took home from the old parents' house. On the back is the title: "A Bible Man." You can see the figure at the top, a bearded man with a triangular shield divided into two areas, his other arm uplifted in a battle fist. The Bible character is not identified. On the lower level is another, less humanoid figure with a boxy body and flipper feet. This one also has the upraised arm, adorned with a big bicep muscle. This muscle motif shows obvious influence from Popeye cartoons, which I loved to watch on TV. I must have been around 3 or 4 when I drew this.

Pencil on red paper, about 6" x 9", c. 1956.

No comments: