Do you have a ski-jump nose?

Sometimes a very pronounced nose is jokingly referred to as a "ski-jump nose"
Sometimes a very pronounced nose is jokingly referred to as a “ski-jump nose”

A Very, Pronounced Nose

If you are one of those people, who just happen to have an oversized and/or distinctively shaped nose, you might consider yourself lucky. (or you could get a nose job) First of all you are not alone and secondly having a big nose might be considered a sign of distinction. In fact, throughout history there have been many important personalities that went through life with a slightly larger than normal protuberance located directly above the oral passage. Fear not you are not alone. Following are some caricatures of famous people with big noses.

Bob Hope

The name of Bob Hope is synonymous with having a large nose
The name of Bob Hope is synonymous with having a large nose

For Bob Hope, his overly large nose was a source of one liners and self depreciating jokes. Throughout his popular career, Mr. Hope constantly made light of the fact that he had an unusual facial feature.

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was often satirized because of his very large nose.
Richard Nixon was often satirized because of his very large nose.

 

Advertisements

Prince

Prince on the Mountaintop, artwork and photo by artist
Prince on the Mountaintop, artwork by author

Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson died last week and it wasn’t til his death that I realized that Prince was his real name, not a stage name. Though he looked many years younger, Prince Nelson was actually 57 years years old, approximately the same age as my youngest brother, who happens to be a big Prince fan. It’s always sad to see someone younger pass away, especially someone who probably had a lot of creative music left inside him. Nonetheless, his musical output was prodigious and plentiful and as a result there will be lots of Prince recordings and videos to enjoy for years to come.

About The Drawing

Done primarily with art markers, this quick sketch depicts PNR standing on a mountaintop holding a traveler’s umbrella to shelter himself from the “purple rain”. It is meant as a tribute to a talented artist, who was able to ascertain a certain amount of greatness which his fortuitous skill and talent. Not many are able to do this, thus Prince is pictured alone.

Dragon

A drawing of a modern-day dragon
A drawing of a modern-day dragon

Dragon

Dragons still exist today. In fact, you may even encounter a sign or two while driving around the countryside, advising you to be aware of this possibility. If you do happen across such a scene, the best advice may be to simply turn around and leave the dragon alone. These beasts are dangerous and they are nothing to mess around with. Leave this task to the professional dragon-slayers.

Village

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is ‘village‘. After much deliberation and procrastination, I have produced this drawing.

Village, a watercolor drawing by author
Village, a watercolor drawing by author

Life on this South Pacific tropical paradise is definitely under duress with the greatest threat coming from rising sea levels.