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Hiding in Plain Sight · Original Minific ·
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#1 ·
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
Forced perspective is a tricky thing, but I think you pulled it off, Artist. I've always been a fan of the sketchy style.

I had to pause to think for a bit as to how this metaphor gelled with the story, but then it hit me - most people wouldn't have any clue what to do when faced with a blank page like this, and would be content to leave it empty, and thus forgettable. Perhaps our Mr. Hopkin-Hawkes would do well to spend more time around artists. ^^

I thought the interdictory circle on the tie clip was a nice touch, too.
#2 · 2

Razed, Retro:

Thanks to the prolific BlueChameleonVI for the inspiration!

My thought process took a different path than >>Icenrose found. I think at first my visual imagination was caught by the story, and I wanted to avoid the literal “hole through the head” interpretation. Then I had the idea of the blank pad of paper for the head, with the spiral binding resembling hair, and it all fell together. The sketch was done quickly, and as should be evident I had the most trouble with the hand in the foreground; to me it doesn’t look like it quite fits. The tieclip decoration was meant to be a null symbol–∅.

We can imagine that the protagonist of the story is always seeking to take a role in life, desperate to be imprinted with a memorable identity, and thus he is offering you the pencil, its eraser almost worn away. Maybe when the eraser is all gone and the last page is drawn, he can continue to be something in the minds of others.