Mam Tor Crows


Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary, Thursday, 27th December, 2007, page 1 of 2


High Peak DrifterI'M ENJOYING working on my new book about drawing wildlife and I've just been taking a look at my last published sketchbook, High Peak Drifter. It takes me back to my time drawing on location there. Just looking at the double-page spread picture map at the start of the book makes me want to return there to walk, explore and draw again.

Here's a page drawn near Odin's Cave, towards the end of a summer's afternoon when most of the visitors had gone home. It didn't make it into the final book because of lack of space, neither did the dandelion and damsels (drawn on the same afternoon) on the next page of this diary.