Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The Unhappy Circus


I thought the elephant in my drawing from the Natural History Museum looked sad, so I made a point of it, he he.

by the way, people think that elephants mourn for their dead, check the link if you like, for a more precise analysis. It's very touching,

Monday, 20 July 2009

I'm Warning You Stranger


Just been drawing at the Natural History Museum. This tawny owl caught my eye, he's like:

"I'm warnin ya, you take one step closer an I'll av ya nose for tea!"

(note to akbar: *cough* its a stuffed animal).

I couldn't get much done, but I got these done too. The elephant was quite close up and considering its huge size the perspective was a bit funny.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009



I've been looking through some of my sketches I've done in the past at the Natural History Museum and they got me thinking again.

It's amazing how there are pockets of life in places you never think of.

I remember watching Hayao Miyazaki's: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and its thoughtful eco undertones of the peaceful coexistance of humans and other creatures. This piece is a sort of inspiration of Miyazaki's films.

I'ts kind of silly but I can remember how I'd associate different smells to different environments and memories. For some reason I use to think of ancient woods and forests whenever I smelt Lavender, even though lavender doesn't really grow in ancient woods! I also use to associate, and still do, The Hobbit by Tolkien with the smell of Lavender...very peculiar.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Decline of a Thousand Eyed Bird

Hello people,

I produced this image as a response to the poaching of peacocks for its meat and feathers.

Ironically it seems that the proud national bird of India is slowly losing its symbolic representation of the nation that champions it due to poaching.

It' such a shame, it seems that slowly we'll only have photographs and illustrations left to remind us of our loss.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Z for Striped Horse


this is a drawing I did at the Natural History Museum and then embelished on photoshop.

I think a zebra is like a show-off horse, (In a good show-offy way of course)

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Visitor From the Other Side of the World


It was a rainy morning and I had a visitor - the Lost Tribes Man sent to me by Wilkie. I thought he might've felt a little under the weather after such a long journey and the sight of an awfully cloudy sky, so I offered him some hot tea and a few custard cream biscuits!

Thank you Wilkie!