Sunday, January 19, 2014

How to draw children, my new find

These are from a great little book from 1942.  It's simply titled How to draw Children, by Priscilla Pointer and is part of a series of how to art books.

I love how one of the sketches is of smiling children boxing.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A bunch of strips

These are the strips that preceded the Seaton sailor.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The fellow traveller

Some 30 years ago I worked at Tesco. My shift ran until 10pm each evening and then I walked home through fields and woodlands.  One evening on my way through the woods I came face to face with a fellow traveller.

The Seaton sailor

This is based on a story I heard many years ago called the Seaton sailor. I like the idea that the sailor is seeing the ghost of his future self dying in the arms of his great love. The original teller thought it was simply an expression of the call the sea has on the lives of some.