I completed a second 'rough' attempt at a page from a possible Cock Robin book. The text was done fairly lazily just to work through one way of incorporating it, but I'm discarding this layout as too unwieldy, particularly for the context of a small 'pocket size' book.
The image was painted with my usual watercolour, ink and gouache.
Above is my initial attempt at a Cock Robin design, started a couple of months ago and never finished. I became very dissatisfied with the image, I think the composition is too static and overcrowded, the Robin and Sparrow become a bit lost, and had I painted them in, that would only be exacerbated. I think I also put too much work into the leaf border and the thorns.
Now this is the starting sketch for a new version of the same image, much more compositio...
When the Sun lay in the earth,
I set my heart there deep beside,
that the sinking of a sacred light
portended doom should swift betide;
and so it fell, and filled that space
within my chest; and all inside
was drowned by dread it seemed;
to think my heart must now abide
in earthen tomb, yet still to hope;
for neither heart nor sun have died,
and though I might not make it so;
to see a dawn at least, I tried.
This is the new web site and blog of me; Joseph Scrobb, (formerly known as Joseph Coyle and Larpin Scrobb).
The site will focus on recording my ongoing artistic practice and further creative endeavours. Featured here will be my past illustration and the work I produce as part of my Masters Degree in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University (between the years 2016 - 2018), and the main page will also serve as an expressive blog space, for the sharing of my...