"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, 14 November 2010

Three more Illustrations

Male Whinchat. Pencil and Ink Wash. 90mm x 130mm.

Cuckoo. Pencil and Ink Wash. 90m x 130mm.

Buzzard. Pencil and Ink Wash. 90mm x 130mm.

I have now finished seven of these illustrations, with probably another seven or eight to go plus a cover design.


Sherrie Y said...

Somehow I think those Ennion and Busby guys must be from your patch. ;-) These are lovely and share that spare and sensitive line...

Jennifer Tetlow said...

These get better and better, lucky bird group.

jenny said...

This was really nice, I just love the your idea and love the way you did this drawing, really amazing.

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Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi all.
Thanks for the comments.

Sherrie ..
You are correct, the work of both Eric Ennion and John Busby have been big influences. John Busby, although he now lives in Scotland, was born and brought up about 30 miles away from where I am writing this.
After I left school I did a years arts foundation course at the local technical college. The head of the art department there had been at Leeds College of Art with John Busby. So he kindly arranged for me to spend a couple of days with him up in Edinburgh. It was early in the year, around January or February so the weather wasn't good but we still managed a days drawing in between the snow flurries around Gosford and Aberlady bays on the Firth of Forth. John Busby showed me my first Long Tailed Ducks and Red Necked Grebes.

Emma Anderson said...

Three more beautiful pictures, Stuart.

Sherrie Y said...

Hey Stuart... I've never had the good fortune of working alongside John Busby, although I've met him a few times. In fact, my copy of his Ennion book was a gift from the author himself some years ago... doubly treasured for both the content and the inscription.