So sad! Alas, the spirit of the strange and weird will be strong in me even if October has passed. This year's spirit was recharged by Edgar Allan Poe. I have not read his stories in probably a decade, but the students were reading his stuff in Lit/Comp. Thankfully, I have a ridiculous collection of books that sit and wait for such inspirational moments, and I pulled out my ancient collection of Poe stories. I read the "Red Masque of Death" for the first time. Fabulous!
Now I am sick, which provides for late-night NyQuil-induced delusional drawing time. So I gave my opportunity to say thanks to Poe by drawing him. I think it was a decent effort for two hours, but there are edits I would make in retrospect. I don't draw real people's faces in general because it scares me. I think I should take on the challenge more to get better at the subtleties of the human face. (Pencil only. Here's a link to the reference photo.)
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