The Darker Side of Drawing

Java dove
fruit bowl
fruit bowl

Pen and crayon

Pen and coloured ink. My mum turned this bowl at a woodwork evening class.

Java Dove, college greenhouse

Emily, one of my mum’s cats at the time. This drawing in springy pen line and inky thumb prints shows the influence of Victor Ambrus.


These drawings are from the same student sketchbook from spring 1973 as the Box Hill and Denby Grange drawings I’ve uploaded recently. This week I’m still working on maps for my walks book so I haven’t had much time to draw for fun.  

Ladder to my bunk in the college hostel at 14 Evelyn Gardens.