Picked this little gem up in a charity shop recently. Artwork is by Harry Hargreaves who during his long career also produced a successful cartoon strip called 'Hayseeds' which ran for several years in one of the English national papers. This book is all about birds in fact one little character in particular, a number of these little cartoons also appeared in the famous publication called 'Punch'.
Harry's works is brilliant, done with either a dip pen and ink or brush and ink probably a combination of both.
The linework is alive and the draughtsmanship is excellent. Good old traditional materials and the artist hand is evident...you just can't beat it!
My latest offering is just a pile of animals/creatures done over several days as an exercise to keeping me drawing. Looking at it there is a number of things that could have been done better. I never planned anything. It started out with the great big ugly lump in the middle, and just grew from there. There of plenty of recognisable animals plus a few strange looking beasts and random hands and arms. I look on it as an experiment that maybe I can develop, it took long enough to do, so I figured somebody may as well see it, let me know what you think.