THE WYRD BLOG OF JOSEPH SCROBB

Illustration, Story Telling, and Wondering

 

September 7, 2018

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June 12, 2018

From the set of Cock Robin illustrations I have so far finished, a choice selection from the series of 15 paintings, to whet your appetite! 

Cock Robin is dead.

Who killed Cock Robin?

"I" said the Sparrow,

"With my bow and arrow,

I killed Cock Robin!"

Who will make his shroud?

"I" said the Beetle,

"With my thread and needle,

I shall make his shroud."

Who will be the parson?

"I" said the Rook,

"With my little book,

I shall be the parson."

All pieces are painted with...

March 28, 2017

 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. 

March 24, 2017

"Who killed Cock Robin?" "I," said the Sparrow,
"With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin."


"Who saw him die?" "I," said the Fly,
"With my little eye, I saw him die."


"Who caught his blood?" "I," said the Fish,
"With my little dish, I caught his blood."


"Who'll make the shroud?" "I," said the Beetle,
"With my thread and needle, I'll make the shroud."


"Who'll dig his grave?" "I," said the Owl,
"With my pick and shovel, I'll dig his grave."


"Who'll be the p...

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