Thursday, November 15, 2007

Z is for...

What is Z for? Any guesses?



Now that we're more or less moved in, I'm frantically trying to finish these alphabet pictures. I was on a pretty good role today and it feels good to get back to drawing again. So...here' a random sketch:

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is "Z" for Zeal?

Elizabeth B.

Nick-dog said...

"Z" is for "Zuit of Armor!"

--Nick

Gregaria said...

Ha ha! "Zoot" of armor, perhaps?

I also think it is "zeal".

Clare said...

How about the new and improved "Zipperless" Armor our little knight is wearing?

Ben Hatke said...

Good guesses! The poem does say "Zeal" actually, but I think this kid's name is probably Zachary. Or maybe his parent's were big fans of He-Man and named thier son Zodak.

Zipperless armour was quite the innovation! I'm sure it saved many a jolly jousting Knight of the Round.

WondrousPilgrim said...

i was going to guess ZEAL. but I'm too late. LOVE it.

Ben Hatke said...

I guess this was a lot simpler that I though it would be.

I wish it was for "zoologist."

Eric Orchard said...

Great pieces Ben! I love the way you draw hands. I think you must have made special study of hands.

Bridget said...

Zoolander!

Annie said...

More excellent drawings!

Floaty said...

Thinking art of child and sword. Maybe Z for bad mans like Zuul. Zuul put sad childs into army.

You show child say to mama, "be brave, mama, I have strong sword, see?"

Ben Hatke said...

Welcome back, Floaty! We haven't heard from you here in quite awhile. Keep to the strong sword.

Thanks for the comment, Eric. I have worked a lot on my hands, but they are soo hard to draw well. I still have a long way to go. There are a lot of good stylistic tricks though. steak has a good "one knuckle out" rule, and here are lots of tricks in the drawings of the italian masters.