"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

More Illustrations

Finished 3 more illustrations this week with another 3 still taped on the drawing board in various stages of finish. Although one of them isn't going too well and may have to be reworked.

Turtle Dove. Pencil and Ink Wash. 130mm x 90mm.

Long Eared Owl. Pencil and Ink Wash. 130mm x 90mm.

Montagu's Harrier (Male). Pencil and Ink Wash. 90mm x 130mm.


Jennifer Tetlow said...

Your Turtle Dove is lovely. What beautiful birds they are.

Emma Anderson said...

Lovely set of pictures, Stuart, especially the Turtle Dove which I have only seen once while on a trip to Surrey.

Gary Keimig said...

great blog and art work.
God blwess and keep up the great work Stuart

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Jennifer and Emma. Thanks for the comments. The original sketches for the Turtle Dove were done at Blacktoft Sands in 1996. In those days Blacktoft used to be a reliable site for them. Its about ten years since I last saw one in Yorkshire.

Hi Gary
Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the comment I'm glad you like the work.