Thursday, March 11, 2010

En-Uk's "Singer"

En-Uk Sequoya Hwang
(Image from En-Uk's Art Blog)

My ten-year-old son is still continuing his art blog and recently sketched and colored the figure above, titled "Singer," about which En-Uk tells us:
This drawing is called "Singer." I made this drawing because I like singers.
Well, I like singers, too, but I've never sketched and colored anything remotely like this, so there must be more going on in En-Uk's mind than I can fathom. I have to agree with commentor CIV:
Wow. This is outstanding. Nice work, En-Uk.
En-Uk has blogged on an artwork of his own making daily since beginning his art blog on January 13th, and he's now started another blog: En-Uk's Animal Blog. This one also has some points difficult to fathom, e.g.:
A grown polar bear can hit something very hard -- it is about like a 3 ton piece of metal hitting something.
I may have to fathom this one with a grain of slowly dissolving salt . . . though En-Uk does seem to know more about animals than I do.

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At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if you will - you're standing on an ice flow just north of the Arctic Circle and suddenly you see a pretty big polar bear running full bore toward what is apparently - yourself.

While I'm not certain of En-Uk's grasp of Newton's Laws, were I to imagine myself in the above situation... I think a running polar bear impact would be alot like getting hit by a (metal) bus.

Even just a simple polar bear slap upside the noggin.

That's the problem with Academics - not thinking "outside the box").


At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Cran. It probably shoulda been spelled f l o e but somehow that spelling doesn't seem adequate.

(Think about it).


At 9:15 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Sounds like an 'academic' thought experiment to me, JK . . . but I'm pretty sure, anyway, that En-Uk was referring to the blow of a polar bear's mighty paw because he'd been talking about that a lot previously.

Speaking of outside the 'box' . . . where does that parenthetical statement of yours begin? I need to get outside of it somehow.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:16 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, Uncle Cran might catch that, but I didn't, JK. I reckon that a floe flows.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:31 AM, Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Jeffery, your son is wasting his talent using Paint. He should be learning something like Adobe Illustrator. A small investment in software and hardware (get him one of those pen and tablet things) and you just might strike it rich when he's a famous artist. (You can sell all his "early days" works on eBay -- no, Christie's ors Sotheby's!)

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

CIV, I think that Hathor once mentioned the same thing.

I'll ask Sun-Ae to look into this. She's the practical one in our family.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I did notice the floe labeled as a flow, but thought it unworthy of comment. And, as Jeffery noted, a floe flows as it slowly drifts along.
I think the parenthesis belonged before (That's...).
Jeffery can now be freed from his dilemma, and may proceed to deeper thoughts.
I have been worried about you, JK.
It is good to see that you are still exercising your gray matter, (as if it really matters).


At 11:58 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Uncle Cran, I'll let you and JK settle this.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Cran, I did take note of your enthusiastiasm a few days ago when you commented. I considered you succinct enough and so didn't add my two cents.

You are correct about the opening parentheses also. Blogger apparently had a glitch because just prior to "accepting" my comment, it clearly showed.

Actually I do consider "floe" to be more precise. "What" I was imagining I would do, were I to be facing an impending polar bear slap above the Arctic Circle might initially be termnd a flow - but would surely and quickly, become a yellow icicle floe.


At 3:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You might be like the lady the rodeo clown told about.
He said he was up in the rodeo stands, and a mouse ran up a lady's dress. She screamed and locked her legs together; and it looked like she squeezed a quart of water out of that poor mouse.

Of course, I can't vouch for the accuracy of the clown's description. They are known to exaggerate for emphasis in their stories.


At 7:18 AM, Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Actually, Adobe Illustrator is a pro tool and En-Uk should be consulted before you buy it. It is not easy to pick up, as Paint is. In fact, I had to buy a software course on how to use it. It can do a bazillion things. En-Uk is young and no doubt will pick up things quickly, but it is not a intuitive program. He'll need to commit to learning it.

But once he does, Wow!

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

CIV, thanks for reminding me of this -- I'd forgotten to inform my wife.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:41 AM, Blogger jeanie oliver said...


Are you sure this will work?


At 5:51 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Works like a charm . . . better, actually.

Jeffery Hodges

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