When I was in high school, my art teacher, Priscilla, had a reproduction of an ancient Greek sculpture of a man’s head that we drew in class. It was to help prepare us to draw portraits. We drew that head from every angle: the front, the back, the profile, and the last, the trickiest, was the three-quarter view. Those of you who have studied art will know what I mean. Because she stored the head in a coffeemaker box, we called it “Mr. Coffee.”
Looking at these screencaps from the SBviral vid, I am somehow reminded of Mr. Coffee. The sculpted planes of that face, the strong nose and jawline. Classical beauty with, in Mr. A’s case, a delightful asymmetry. And the sand and sweat and dirt can’t diminish it. In a way, they simply emphasize it all the more.
Oh, I do love your three-quarter view, Mr. Armitage. Even better than Mr. Coffee’s.