Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Face Only a Wife Could Love

"Horny B*stard" (c) Susan Bertke
graphite pencil on paper

   Shortly after we were married, I told my husband a joke. He returned from his next business trip with this little guy.

   The joke: There was an kindergarten teacher who was doing a lesson for her inner city kids about animals. She'd hold up a picture of an animal, and the kids would shout out the name of the animal. They identified cats, dogs, mice, pigeons, even horses. Then the teacher held up a picture of a white-tailed deer with a magnificent rack of antlers. That stumped them.
   "I'll give you a hint," she said. "Imagine your dad comes home from work, and he greets your mom with a big kiss. What does she call him?"
   Puzzled, one little boy looked at his friend and whispered, "Do you supposed that's a horny b*stard?"
   So now I have my very own blue-furred horny b*stard. Ugly or not, I love him.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Landscape Doodle

   This year I've spent a lot of time cooling my heels in doctors' waiting rooms, so I decided to make productive use of the time and took along a sketch book. Generally, I'm not confident drawing without a subject in front of me, so I started doodling landscape elements: rocks, grass, trees...and this is what I ended up with.
    This was done with a Pilot Precise V5 pen and a green Pilot Razor Point.