Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pre- Apocolyptic Mayan

Guatemalan Man, 12" x 9" Charcoal on Paper
Two days and counting, roughly. Two more days and the Mayan calendar ends. What will happen then? Will the sky fall? Will it be too late to see that movie? Will the planet implode in a thunderous clatter of collapsing tectonic plates as molten lava oozes everywhere? Will strapping firebricks to the bottom of my shoes protect me from the fiery oozing lava? Of course, there might be an inevitable and simultaneous zombie apocalypse. Maybe even Mayan zombies. I'll need a good Ulfberht sword to defend myself against apocalypsing zombies. Since millions of years of geology will be broken up in the collapse of continents, there could be zombie dinosaurs! I'll need a bazooka! So with a bazooka balanced on my shoulder, a sword in hand, firebrick strapped to my shoes, and maybe a good hat, I'll be well prepared for the impending end of the Mayan Calendar. It's about time, too. I've never been ready all the other times the world ended.

Or it may be even worse. I found this on Facebook:

So, in honor of the Mayan Apocalypse, I bring you a charcoal sketch of a Guatemalan man, shown at the top of this post. It was drawn in the weekly drawing session a few years ago, back when neither he (the model) nor I, nor anyone else in that session seemed concerned about that calendar.

Then again, maybe I'll just go for a pleasant Winter Solstice walk. If I see a movie it will most likely be "The Hobbit", and probably not until it comes to the dollar theater. Check back with me in two or three days. I'll let you know if the world ended.

For more about drawing sessions, go to "Labels" on the side bar and click on "sketching" or "drawing."

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