"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, 5 February 2012

More Illustrations

Woodcock distraction display.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 100mm x 140mm.

Whilst cycling through Grass Wood in Wharfedale one afternoon this Woodcock flew across the road infront of me. It landed in the wood beside the road, limped off through the undergrowth, dragging one wing and making a call not unlike a Water Rail. The distraction worked as I was unable to find the brood of young it must have had crouched hidden nearby.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 100mm x 140mm

Reed Bunting singing from a Phragmites stem.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 100mm x 140mm.

Pencil and Ink Wash. 100mm x 140mm.


Marc Heath said...

Some lovely sketches, love the Woodcock especially.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Marc

Katka said...

These have a really nice gentle quality...my favourite is the robin I think.

Jeremy said...

Really interesting to see how an artist works. Have enjoyed looking though your excellent blog. Wish I could draw and paint!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka

I keep looking at that Robin drawing and wondering if there is a print in it. Maybe one day!

Hi Jeremy
Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comments. Hope you continue to enjoy the artwork.