"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sketchbook Crickets and Grasshoppers

Earlier in the autumn there was a bright green spindly legged cricket in the wardrobe. They are strange and wonderful things. There are quite a few in the Garden in the summer, and of course grasshoppers are all around the reservoir. 
I am planning a series of prints of singing, chirping, humming things for a woodland project and have been blogging these over on the blog I share with Sue.



Sketchbook sketches A5 sketchbook

and some more thumbnails….





I have been planning a few prints and sometime soon a small booklet might appear but for now No1 lino block and proof print.

I have taken quite a bit of artistic license with this “grasshopper”  but it’s fine for some more experiments and does have some of the essence of the sketches and grasshoppery-ness about it.



4 more to come ..


Tammie Lee said...

i think your print turned out great and love all your sketches and paintings. such a wonderful subject.

sharp green pencil said...

Hi there Tammie, Thanks so much for your kind comment. I just loved sketching these little things, a long way from a realistic study, more about the essence of their spiky pointy body shapes and curious way of looking at you. They are such fun! Val

Pat K said...

Love your sketches, the grasshopper has loads of personality.

sharp green pencil said...

Hi there Pat. Many thanks for your comment. Sorry for very late reply have been bogged down with commercial work... I do love grasshoppers.. more to come !