Now, I never promised you the best of Walt Kelly, I more-or-less promised an appreciative examination of the Whirled of Kelly. This drawing from the Complete Nursery Song Book certainly isn't his best, and isn't even recognizable as his style. But for those who appreciate Kelly's Whirled, it's informative to know where he came from to get to where he got to—I think.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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