Back at the sketchbook

I’ve been brushing up on my German, and I like owls. That’s basically all the meaning there is behind this piece. As far as how the brushing up is going, It’s mostly just spending a lot of time reading. Even so, I actually got to give German tourists here in Montreal directions today, in German.  I feel pretty stoked about that. The German in this sketch is the first bit of a well-known quote from Nietszche: “Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, daß er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird.” Or, in English, if you fight with monsters, take care that you do not become a monster. Food for thought, right? Anyhow, good inspiration for some sketching. I’ll be working on the next bit of the quote when I get a chance, but this one’s the taster.

Ian Rogers sketchbook June 2014