Sunday, January 29, 2012

some drawings from The Varmint and Crow Hunter's Bible'

"Rifle Lesson"
"Snapping Turtles"
"Half Coyote"
I started this group of drawings a couple months ago. The photos they're based on are from an early sixties series of hunting guides. They are mostly really, really disturbing but all presented in a cheery and idyllic way by the writer. I tried to keep the nostalgic, celebratory vibe intact, or maybe I emphasized it even by inking them?

I'm showing these with the Philadelphia art group 'A Square Deal' which is why they're mounted on square panels. The panels are about 7 by 7 inches, for an idea of the drawing sizes. More to be posted later!