Latest: Keith Harrop is a featured Artist at The Weneha Gallery, Dayton, WA - December 1, 2021 through January 3

Collection: 'Anicurio' The Collection (Animorphia)

Pencil drawings - 

Illustrated in the style of a vintage Edwardian or Victorian photograph. This is my 'Anicurio' collection. Each original illustration is carefully hand drawn in pencil. Once finished, I hand age and treat them with various dye methods, to resemble an old dusty antique photograph. I want this series to suggest something that was rediscovered by you. An inherited artifact from a mysterious benefactor?  Or perhaps revealed in a long abandoned attic, lying at the bottom of a chest. Buried beneath old dusty clothes and fading hand written notes. 

Regarding this series,  I'm fascinated with the old, stained and aged Victorian and Edwardian photos I see. I look at old reference photos, imagine what sort of animals they would be. Then compose a hybrid of the references. I often change poses and back grounds. But I try not to alter the features of the animals expression. But often, the animal seems to give it a greater sense of humanity than the actual person posing. I sometimes finish the piece with a selection of aging techniques. Everything from tea, coffee, soy sauce, lemon juice and a heat gun

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  • Postcards: Assorted 10 pack (All signed) 1 thru 10 of the Animorphia collection of Pencil Illustrations
    Postcards: Assorted 10 pack (All signed) 1 thru 10 of the Animorphia collection of Pencil Illustrations
  • Postcards: Assorted 10 pack (All signed) 11 thru 20 of the Animorphia collection of Pencil Illustrations
    Postcards: Assorted 10 pack (All signed) 11 thru 20 of the Animorphia collection of Pencil Illustrations
  • Anicurio #25 Mice on a bike - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #25 Mice on a bike - Pencil Illustration
  • Limited Edition: 'Mice on a Bike' Anicurio #25
    Limited Edition: 'Mice on a Bike' Anicurio #25
  • Anicurio #24 (Stag and Doe) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #24 (Stag and Doe) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #23 (Bear) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #23 (Bear) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #22 (Lion) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #22 (Lion) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #21 (Kingfisher) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #21 (Kingfisher) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #20 (Sailor Duck) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #20 (Sailor Duck) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #18 (Hare) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #18 (Hare)  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #19 (Mice Maids in a Garden) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #19 (Mice Maids in a Garden) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #12 (Stag)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #12 (Stag)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #10 (Owl)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #10 (Owl)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #8 (Two Swans) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #8 (Two Swans)  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #4 (Elephant) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #4 (Elephant)  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #2 (Horse)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #2 (Horse)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #13 (Badger)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #13 (Badger)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #9 (Weasel) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #9 (Weasel)  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #14 (Horse Standing)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #14 (Horse Standing)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #6 (Toad) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #6 (Toad) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #5 (Fox and Hound) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #5 (Fox and Hound) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #15 (Alligator) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #15 (Alligator) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #3 (Peacock)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #3 (Peacock)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #1 (Cat) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #1 (Cat) - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #11 (Snake)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #11 (Snake)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #16 (Cat and Dog)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #16 (Cat and Dog)- Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #17 (Victorian Cat) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #17 (Victorian Cat)  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #24B (Snake - Head and Shoulders)- Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #24B (Snake - Head and Shoulders)- Pencil Illustration