What on earth do I mean by that?
Are you about to encounter a bunch of illustrations featuring monsters or something far grimmer?
Not at all...although the odd monster or two may appear....
By ‘headless’ I mean viewing the world from a first-person point of view.
There are quite a number of first person shooter games, and you may also have used sports videos on YouTube of people using a GoPro camera to take video while they are skydiving, mountain biking or some other adventurous activity.
The pictures are all arranged in pairs of cartoons.
The first cartoon is from a first person perspective, whether from a human or animal point of a view.
The second cartoon is from a third person perspective and reveals the complete scene.
When you see the first cartoon in a pair, pause over it and try to figure out who is looking, before moving onto the second. There’s usually a clue in the pic to help you figure out what is going on.
Alas, the perils of long hair and noodles...
Who’s Scoping Who?
I was playing around with the idea of trying to incorporate some sort of tunnel into a picture when I came up with the idea of the bird peering into the telescope.
This picture evolved from a previous one I did featuring a lady wrestling with a brolly on a windy day. It was based on an advertisement I spied while leafing through some copies of Vogue magazine from the 1970’s.
A wig is surely an ideal nest liner for an enterprising eagle.
I Spy Lunch
I got the idea for this one while sitting at park bench in Tokyo. The crows there are pretty confident and soon work out whether the humans are likely to offer them something. Usually in Tokyo though they operate as a group (to use the collective noun for a group of crows - a murder)
This was such a fun one to draw. I’m not sure how I ended up drawing the chap in a sort of rather natty 1920s get up. Maybe it was after watching a clip of Harold Lloyd.
In A Hole
This is another one that was inspired by a photograph, in this case the reflection of a mouse in a cat’s eye.
Who’s Bathing Who?
I think that this was the first time I’d drawn a Red Setter, hopefully it won’t be the last - such beautiful dogs. An old high school friend used to have one, slightly better behaved that this example I might add.