Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A la recherce de scribbles past

These were done a long, long time ago. Before I convinced myself I couldn't do it. Most of these were done with a 0.1 cartographic nib and India ink on cartridge paper.

Whiskered bat

A drake shoveler (just coming out of eclipse plumage).
Brush and ink.


A badger

Grey Partridge

I couldn't do these for toffee these days, sadly.


dorothy said...

they're absolutely beautiful! i just stumbled upon your blog through japing ape's list of fine gentlemen blogs - beautiful pics... can't believe you convinced yourself you couldn't draw?

savannah said...

i agree with dorothy, sugar! gorgeous work...xoxox

Jimmy Bastard said...

Kevin... superb sir. Enough said.

willow said...

These are gorgeous, Kevin. I know, you've got to use it, or you lose it. I haven't drawn or painted anything in years.

fairyhedgehog said...

They're good!

Red Squirrel said...

Top notch work sir!

*doffs cap*

Gadjo Dilo said...

Charming. How did you get the Whiskered Bat to stay still for long enough?? "Alright, Mr Musgrove, another 10 minutes, but I've got a 3 o'clock with Sir Peter Scott and he doesn't like to be kept waiting".

KAZ said...

Wonderful Kevin.
I'm sure you could still do them - you are probably looking for difficulties that you ignored in younger days.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Oh ther're lovely Kev! Crikey you're as bad as me for giving things up.
Anyhow, I'm preparing myself to do some calligraphy tomorrow - I will probably swear a lot - I reckon you should get your nibs moving as well!

Scarlet-Blue said...

*they're!? I forgotten how to do English now!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Wot a mess I've made.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Many thanks all. Your appreciation is appreciated!

Hello and welcome Dorothy!

Gadjo: a few out-of-focus photos and artistic licence.

The hat will now be passed around for the collection for to buy Scarly quite a lot of Process White and some strong liquor. Or vice versa. (-:

Alice Scradcza said...

Very lovely work. Probably you would also make good welder. That is very artistic too.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thank you Alice!