Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Partial Success.

The hare book is finished and I took photos of each page and loaded them onto my laptop - or so I thought.  So far I have only found these, and there are 17 in all, counting the cover.  Even these few are in the wrong order and I haven't a clue where the rest are. 
 The one above is a pen sketch on a piece of dyed silk.  

This is on paper with a soft wash of colour on it, which I would have found easier to use without the background colour.   Some crayons worked better than others, but I am learning as I go.

All of the drawings were copied from two books about the hare which are full of wonderful photographs.  The Hare Book by the Hare Preservation Trust and The Hare by Jill Mason.

I did have to resort to partial tracing but on the colour washed background the tracings didn't come out clearly but did help me get the proportions right.

I also have a delightful photo of a dear little dog called Bubba who I have adopted through the Dogs Trust.  I can't have pets in this flat and haven't the energy to take a dog for walks each day, and in any case it would not be practical bearing in mind I have a long carpeted corridor and a flight of stairs, or the lift, to reach a door to the outside for late night (or midnight) canine bodily functions! 
 He is on the camera but not on the laptop, but I'll keep trying to improve the loading of photos and let you meet him another time.

6 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Heather - this is absolutely wonderful. As you know I am hare mad and have various sculptures, pictures, books etc. If you ever feel like taking orders - do tell me!

Bonnie said...

I love these Heather! And I especially love the way you did the little bee on the third drawing. You are a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing.

Gina said...

Such beautiful sketches Heather!

Lyn said...

I love your hares! Hares are so magical aren't they? I look forward to meeting your Dogs Trust dog (I sponsor three!) such a good way to help support dogs when it is not practical to give one a home xxx

liparifam said...

Look what you accomplished so QUICKLY! That is marvelous. I love the hares! I like lots of animals in art, mainly foxes, dogs, sheep and cows, lol!

Jane O'Leary said...

Lovely delicate drawings, Heather.