Sunday, 27 March 2016

Lack of wisdom in graphite

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is wisdom, and this is a quick soft-pencil sketch of my wisdom teeth. They were coming in at such a bad angle that they were removed before they even erupted (sounds like the mouth is a volcano when you put it that way. Thanks, dentists), including the one that they had to chisel in two because it was stubborn.

And why am I drawing my teeth?

Well, because I didn't want to go all abstract thought today. Plus, they were there.

I'm not kidding. I'm visiting my Dad, and all my old teeth (and my brother's as well) are here. My mother kept them all. Why?

Damned if I know. Seems kind of weird to me, but then I've never been a mother.

I have left out one thing on the teeth, if anyone's interested. All four of my wisdom teeth have a distinct greenish brown band around the roots. That comes from teenage use of tetracycline for acne, which I don't think they do much of now because (oddly enough) it discolours growing teeth. If anyone out there is actually curious (and if so, why?), I could post a photograph. I won't do that unless you ask, though.

You're welcome.

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