Leopold Bloom watches Molly dress

Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and, yielding but resisting, began the second. Midway, his last resistance yielding, he allowed his bowels to ease themselves quietly as he read, reading still patiently that slight constipation of yesterday quite gone. Hope it’s not too big bring on piles again. No, just right. So. Ah! Costive. One tabloid of cascara sagrada. Life might be so. It did not move or touch him but it was something quick and neat. Print anything now. Silly season. He read on, seated calm above his own rising smell. Neat certainly. Matcham often thinks of the masterstroke by which he won the laughing witch who now. Begins and ends morally. Hand in hand. Smart. He glanced back through what he had read and, while feeling his water flow quietly, he envied kindly Mr Beaufoy who had written it and received payment of three pounds, thirteen and six.

Might manage a sketch. By Mr and Mrs L. M. Bloom. Invent a story for some proverb. Which? Time I used to try jotting down on my cuff what she said dressing. Dislike dressing together. Nicked myself shaving. Biting her nether lip, hooking the placket of her skirt. Timing her. 9.l5. Did Roberts pay you yet? 9.20. What had Gretta Conroy on? 9.23. What possessed me to buy this comb? 9.24. I’m swelled after that cabbage. A speck of dust on the patent leather of her boot.


Reading the first paragraph I couldn’t find anything to draw without repeating previous drawings. I like that the opening sentence could be taken as a reference to the columns of the text in the magazine or the columns he’s producing while he reads. I’m sure it’s probably both. I did a little googling to maybe find out some more about what Bloom is reading other than some references to the author turning up later on in the story (link). The second paragraph provided “ample” inspiration for drawing. I love drawing Molly. The way I drew her outfit is probably a little sexier that it looked. It would have been a little closer this (link)… turn of the century hosiery but I like the idea that Bloom is always tempted by her, so I gave her more of a Can-can Girl outfit.