Indulgently ironic #atozchallenge

We all have our different senses of humour. Don’t you love it when you meet and know someone who fully understands yours. It doesn’t happen often these days and I think I’ve somewhat lost some of my sense of humour over the years which is always a shame. I love irony and used to be very skilled at it, it needs to be practiced and shared carefully so not to offend.

I’ve no idea how I can sketch this without sketching people. Something I’ve realised is that I’m not skilled at sketching people, maybe I need more practice, this one’s going to be a huge challenge so bare with me and if it doesn’t look right to you then it wasn’t supposed to and what are you doing here anyway… See, I need more practice with my humour too.. Sketch done.. decided to focus on one of the couple in my show don’t tell and you know what.. I think I’ve drawn my first caricature!

ironic caricature

So what if it doesn’t really illustrate the example. This AtoZ challenge is about the challenge and exploring new things and I’ve done that.

Show don’t tell.

He was indulgently ironic.


Those that overheard them talking could have assumed they were arguing. As she replied to his harsh sentences she was reading his body language, the smirks and looks he gave her spoke volumes.

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.


23 thoughts on “Indulgently ironic #atozchallenge

  1. I enjoyed reading your post! 😀 It always sounds easier said than done “show, don’t tell”–I’m in the midst of revising a children’s fantasy and this advice is certainly relevant!

  2. As an artist, I can appreciate the expression you’ve captured in the caricature. Even if it’s by accident, it works, just like the passage below it. Having said that, the passage itself might be a bit deep for some folk.

    • I stood at a mirror, shouted at myself, captured that part of my face, then added around it.. But don’t tell anyone that’s how I did it 😉
      Deep? Ok, but presumably anyone who ‘gets’ irony would get it?

  3. WOW – how did I miss this one?? My WordPress Reader is NOT doing a good job of scrolling every post. Can you do a caricature of me tearing my hair out? Oh, never mind, you already did that! Very good – kudos for challenging yourself and putting it out here for us to enjoy!!

      • Lynne – see my post on Sunday (tomorrow) – I’m tagging you and specifically linked to this “I” post as well as your home page. Hope to get more people to see your drawings. If you don’t have time to do your own tagging post, no big deal.

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  5. The whole irony thing is why I use emoticons much more with people who don’t know me very well. Otherwise people end up taking me seriously when my tongue was firmly in my cheek!

    Is that really your first caricature? Very nice!

    ~Tui Snider~
    @TuiSnider on Twitter
    My blog: Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

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