Parting Looks

HJN caricature

HJN. Pen and ink on paper.

This inadvertently comical drawing by Harold J. Nichols (1924-2013) has a vigor and intensity that I find seductive. It has the top-of-head deficit common amongst us untrained drawers. The brain fools the eye somehow. I think it discounts what’s above the eyes — a defect of perception that must be overridden. I forget the details. Harold fell into that trap here, but for me his drawing works well as a caricature.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
This entry was posted in Gallery and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.