The other day I was browsing through my older work and tossing a lot of stuff. Some drawings made the cut and are still around, others only got a picture and then got tossed anyway. Most of it just went straight for the recycling. You can’t keep everything. But I have enough to entertain you for a few more #ThrowbackThursday posts, so that’s what I’ll do. Enjoy!

I’ve just read Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and it’s been a hot minute since my secondary school days with Greek and Latin when read long sections of the original Illiad and Oddysey (yep, in ancient Greek, good fun!) I also need to make some time to (belatedly!) dive into Patrick Lateur’s Dutch translation Illias: Wrok in Troje. (After he spent 2 years acquainting us with the finer points of Greek and Roman literature and culture, I owe him that much!) It feels a bit like coming home after a long detour into Chinese history, to be back with the ancient Greeks. Here’s some work from my own “Antiquity” era 😹 when I spent time copying images from my textbooks. More next week!

Pallas Athena
Pallas Athena – drawing after a statue depicted in one of my textbooks

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