Thursday, February 4, 2010

Doodlebuggery Juan


Now here’s a funny thing.


Actually, not so much funny as not particularly funny at all.

It’s just weird, I suppose. And even then, not.

Last night, I found myself doodling in a bar. I should have been drinking, I know, but a gang of lads had been in and sucked every last drop of lager from the taps with their boisterous knockabout nostrils. Under such circumstances, what’s a boy to do?

Anyhow, this is what I drew.


If you’re desperate for the sort of thrills and spills normally reserved for riding a bucking bronco bareback, you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it.

At the time, I wondered if I ought to post it, seeing as I’ve run a few similar items before, but then I thought, “no, that’s perfectly ridiculous — people will think me such a fool, and I’ll probably end up in the internet equivalent of the stocks being pounded by virtual rotten fruit. Don’t be so bloody stupid, Whirl. Grow up. And pack dancing on the table, you spectacularly showy twerp. It’s U2, not the Bee Gees.”

What changed my mind (about posting, not continuing to dance on the table — which I now regret bitterly, btw) is this post from the delightful Fairy The Wonderhog.

If I’d stuck to my original plan (insofar as sitting in a bar constitutes any kind of strategy), the Onion of Light would have been lost forever.

Now, thank heaven, she’s saved.

And Juan is just the first of many.

11 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

I love the Onion of Light! And I'm so glad it isn't lost forever!

Did you notice how your doodle is full of words and mine isn't? I think you must be a natural writer.

Whirlochre said...

She shines like a beacon where all around is dark.

As does the Onion.

See — the old ones are the best...

fairyhedgehog said...

;)

stacy said...

The hand looks like a hand, only a Dr. Seuss hand. And there's nothing wrong with that.

I plan to use the Onion of Light as an oracle.

Whirlochre said...

Stacy
Ae you insinuating that Dr Seuss can't draw either?

As for the OOL — go, baby, go.

Bernita said...

That's a decidely Mayan doodle, Whirl!

Peter Dudley said...

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are you sure you weren't drinking?

Actually, I quite like it, and I latched right on to the Onion of Light. And ZaZo!

Whirlochre said...

Bernita
I'll check them out. I know nothing at all about Mayan culture and it may do me some good. Do they have a bat god? Or is it all weird squirrels? My, how I show my ignorance.

Pete
It certainly has its moments, and Im sure both Zazo and the Onion of Light will reappear at some stage.

Robin S. said...

Very very Whirly-cool. Love it loads. If I could draw freeflow like that, I'd do it. I'd do a book of 'em, and have 'em published, if I were you.

sylvia said...

This is great! You should post more.


(My word verification is reptings. You should doodle more reptings.)

Whirlochre said...

Sylvia
There will definitely be more of these soon — and maybe even reprings. As I recall, I owe you a rat from last summer. And I still haven't figured out singing in the shower for Fairy the Wonderhog either...