Vincent Van Gogh was a very fine painter, like, as good an anyone else who ever lived! And there have been some pretty good painters who lived! We won't count the ones who didn't live as the comparison is unfair. But did you know that Van Gogh was also a terrific drawer! I once held one of his drawings in my hands!
What was that like? You ask.
It was a lot like holding any other rectangular thing in my hands.
But it is totally something to talk about.
I took a picture of some pictures in a Van Gogh book (there are an endless number of Van Gogh books!). One picture was of a man shoveling. I thought maybe I could put the drawn shoveler in a John Constable painting in that rascally way I have, but he didn't fit in any of them so well.
Where, I wondered, could I put this cool shoveling guy?
I found a great spot for him in another drawing...
by Van Gogh.
"Well that's kind of silly." You say in an affectionate way like we're all living in a Winnie the Pooh book.
But hear me out!
It was like I created a new Van Gogh!
No, I didn't think so either. So I drew stuff all over the picture with a marking pen, metaphorically, where the marking pen is a ton of photo manipulations.
And now it's just...
whatever it is.