#Inktober Drawing: “Chef” + A Note on Presumptions

#Inktober #Inktober2020 Day 22 "Chef"
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For Day 22 of #Inktober2020, we got the cue word, “Chef.” #Inktober

I had a different concept initially for #Inktober2020’s cue word for today, “Chef.” It involved something along the lines of what I drew for the cue word “disgusting” earlier this month, where we’d see that chef’s kitchen as he prepared chopped body for dinner.

Then as the day progressed and I had a moment to think, I realized I wanted to show an old crone, a witch, in the kitchen. There’s something still satisfying as she reaches for a jar full of eyes, but it’s a little less mundane, I guess. If you can be mundane when doodling people cooking gross stuff.

Then I got to thinking. 

We always presume that a witch cooking must be making a potion. What if instead she was merely cooking something that would turn an average stomach? There are plenty of cultural dishes that would derail me if offered, and I imagine that witches have uncommon diets.

How hurtful it would be to presume this meal she slaved over, getting the right balance of seasonings and ingredients, was a potion meant for nefarious purposes. I’d be guilty of stereotyping witches.

It would probably make her very angry. At that point, she’d curse me and toss me in the stew to feed to the members of her coven.

After all, she’s a witch.

The usual disclaimer applies as always. If you like it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s OK too. I’m just trying to stay in the habit of sharing things.

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