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Squirrel Appreciation 101

Gather around, all of you. Look with me at this drawing. What do you see? Yes, that’s right, a squirrel. A happy squirrel? Yes. Climbing a tree, that’s right. Stop pushing. This is a marker drawing of a squirrel climbing a tree, under a cloud

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Bayeux Paper Towel

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Since the Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry anyway (it’s an embroidery), I figured it would be okay to do an homage to it on a roll of industrial paper towel. The original depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066, bayeux27 from reading but with brown marker in hand, Freddy age 5 produced a more generic knights-ready-for-battle scene, intentionally mixing various types of armor.

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Un-knock-down-able Cat!

Why is the cat so happy? Whence his pleasing grin? This un-knock-down-able cat is composed of un-duplicate-able forms which only a five year old could assemble with such confidence and verve. No two legs alike! No two ears alike! A hint of symmetry about the

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Storming the Battlements

Variation in mark-making: A minus. The passage where the slotted visor gives way to the billowing crest is especially strong. Could have used some punctiliar elements. There is only one dot in the whole composition. And the rectilinear elements are curvilinears in disguise. Contrast: A.

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Two Brown Knights

Hold up your shield, brother Knight, and ward off that stiff wind that threatens to push us over. This rugged terrain beneath our feet makes for tough going, but we must stay at our post with our weapons at the ready and our unfashionable noseguards

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Whoa Nelly!

A high-flying knight superimposed on a high-stepping horse. The horse’s battle dress features the patented angry eyebrows which strike fear into the hearts of any tiny little archers that dare to raise a longbow against him.

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Solid Knight

Stick figures can no longer hold the sheer expressive force of the knights. Behold! The advent of the solid form, on which the St. George shield and crusader helmet can be displayed. On the left of the image is the shield, while the right side

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Another G. K. Chesterton poem, and another Freddy illustration. When we went hunting the Dragon In the days when we were young, We tossed the bright world over our shoulder As bugle and baldrick slung; Never was world so wild and fair As what went

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Dual Tone Duel

Variations on a theme: Eine Kleine Knecht Musik # 3,226.

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Dragon Attack!

St. George: Distract him, li’l Bullet Head! Li’l Bullet Head: Booga booga! Booga booga! Looky here! Dragon: Check out all of my majesty! St. George: Ha! Smiting shall I smite thee, and smitten shalt thou be! Dragon: rrrrRRRAWRrr! Li’l Bullet Head: Your consummate Vs can’t