|Adventure Time is already philosophical, so why not make it official?|
I have lately rediscovered my love of drawing, and since I am supposed to be spending my time working on philosophy, I thought why not fuse the two activities by drawing philosophers.
|Admittedly, I'm not good with hands, but there is something about Nietzsche that makes a paw seem appropriate...|
As you might imagine, Nietzsche has been my main preoccupation (his mustache is just too damn hard to resist, but I have been trying to branch out.
|It's either Kant or Sylvester Stallone doing a period piece...|
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|Kierkegaard and Kant both have surprisingly pouty lips...|
I have noticed myself noticing more since I started drawing again, and in particular noticing how one can see the world as to-be-drawn. When I look around now I can feel my hand preparing to draw what I'm looking at, leading me to further notice things about what I'm looking at—such as curves, intersections, shadows—that I had not noticed before.
|I tried my hand at David...|
|To try Michelangelo's Nietzsche...|
I have similarly begun to notice things about the philosophers themselves that I had not noticed before—such as how pouty were the lips of Kant and Kierkegaard, or the evolution of Nietzsche's magnificent 'stache. Perhaps drawing philosophers is indeed a way to get to know the philosophers in a way that their works alone could not provide...