Monday, November 09, 2009

People of Importance; Dignity and Impudence

There was a book of charcoal and pencil drawings which I discovered in my teens and which I loved.

I'm not sure what took my mind back to it, but for some reason this morning it did and after racking my brains for over an hour, the name of the book finally came to me: People of Importance. Happily someone has scanned a few images, you can check them on the link. The comments at the link point to a few other books by the same artist J.H. Dowd, which I shall endevour to track down.

Its not high art, but they are very lovely.

This train of thought brought me to another of the lesser pictures that I like: Dignity and Impudence by Landseer. The sight of the cheeky little terrier besides the bloodhound always brings a smile to my face.

Have a good week everyone.

6 comments:

Cadence said...

That IS a cute pic! :D

sue said...

wow! I didn't know what book it was from, but I've seen the first and second picture in a stack of photo copies my cousin gave me when I was doing art for O/L's.

Angel said...

Isn't lovely how the lines flow into each other to create the children, the lambs etc...

N said...

Nice...looks like illustrations you would expect out of a James Herriot book.

Serendib_Isle said...

Lovely. This reminds me that I do know quite a few people who draw like that! How lucky, eh?

Jack Point said...

Thanks everyone for the comments, if anyone comes across a book in Colombo keep me posted.

Serendib Isle - lucky you!