I decided to play some Illustration Friday today. It's been quite a while. The prompt is "melt". I figured everyone and their grandma would draw ice cream or snowmen, so I did a welder with neither ice cream nor snow.
I've known a few welders in my time. Some were robots, some were human. The robots were graceful and high-tech, but the humans were true artists. Frame angle not quite right? Throw a damp rag right THERE. Corner not quite square? Clamp this, weld that.
And they seemed to truly enjoy their work. Pull down the mask and enter another world where it was just them and melting metal until their masterpieces were finished. I don't think the robots had as much fun.