Beautiful Sunny Day – if a little cold…

I went on a great boat trip from Falmouth to Truro and back, mostly to watch a birds, almost immediately we met with a Razor Bill in the Harbour, lots and lots of Cormorants, Shags and the the ubiquitous Gulls.  As we turned into the river Fal we were treated to a spectacular display by a Gannet circling and diving, fending off the gulls with ease who tried to steal its catch…I am not sure I have ever been so cold though.

I wanted to draw it but unfortunately my ability to work with cold hands is not great.
Whilst in Falmouth we also called into the Cider Festival where I did do a little sketching…particularly great to see The Falmouth Session https://www.facebook.com/thefalmouthsession  and the Lloyd Yates Band https://www.facebook.com/LloydYatesBand .

 

The Beautiful and the Damned continued…

I am currently Studying  MA Authorial Illustration at Falmouth University.  I am working with ideas of the Human Animal relationship, at the forefront of my mind at the moment is the quote “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” Martin Luther King. and the idea that what we do to others we do to ourselves. These images all carry narratives that are of interest to me, although it is unlikely that they will be presented with any text…I am working towards creating a Bestiary or between 6 and 12 creatures…all sketches and workings out at the moment, but it does me good to put them on here!
Seal
Pigeon
Stag