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Well I have been wanting to do this for quite a while, and this afternoon, I finally got a little bit done. These guys are all competing in our usual Saturday afternoon tournament.

I know that this looks a bit like hear-no/speak-no/see-no, but chess players really do assume the most amazing contortions as they reflect on the unfolding action of the game. When one is in the middle of things, I think the building could collapse and no one would notice. So these gyrations are unselfconscious, and an authentic description of “lost-in-thought.”

I suspect more to follow – I need to take my paint box with me next time.

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I haven’t taken a crack at drawing people for quite a long while, but I had a great time this afternoon. More to come.

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