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Magic—a curved drawing becomes flat when applied to a cone.
Here’s the distorted final drawing I created. Bending my drawing into an arc ensures that when it is transferred to the conical form of the mug, the image will end up looking flat again. To me it seems like some Euclidian magic trick. But it works.
I made multiple refinements to get the curve right and make sure that the width of the image wasn’t too narrow or too wide.
Not a pterodactyl
Those menacing creatures in my drawing are really pteranodons, right? You probably already knew that. Experts can tell because the head has a crest. I called them pterodactyls because it is such a cool name and familiar word. Pterodactyl has a high creep-factor score. But whatever you call them, I think you’ll agree, these creatures are another good reason to wear a hat.
Auditioning frogs in Don’s sketchbook.
Plagued By Frogs
The drawing above is from the sketches I did of frogs. Only one of these majestic creatures made the final cut to be included on the Things-Could-Be-Worse Mug. But a whole plague of frogs will probably be included on some future Calamityware plate.
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July 27, 2020
So when are you coming out with a Coronavirus series?