My next live show will be at Art Under the Elms, Lewiston, ID 19-21 April. I hope to see you there!

Collection: The Anicurio 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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  • Anicurio #21 (Kingfisher)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #21 (Kingfisher)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #20 (Sailor Duck)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #20 (Sailor Duck)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #19 (Mice Maids in a Garden)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #19 (Mice Maids in a Garden)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #18 (Hare)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #18 (Hare)©  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #17 (Victorian Cat)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #17 (Victorian Cat)©   - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #16 (Cat and Dog)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #16 (Cat and Dog)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #15 (Alligator)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #15 (Alligator)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #14 (Horse Standing)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #14 (Horse Standing)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #13 (Badger)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #13 (Badger)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #12 (Stag)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #12 (Stag)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #11 (Snake)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #11 (Snake)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #10 (Owl)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #10 (Owl)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #9 (Weasel)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #9 (Weasel)©  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #8 (Two Swans)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #8 (Two Swans)©  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - 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 #4 (Elephant)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #4 (Elephant)©  - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #3 (Peacock)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #3 (Peacock)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #2 (Horse)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #2 (Horse)© - Pencil Illustration
  • Anicurio #1 (Cat in a suit)© - Pencil Illustration
    Anicurio #1 (Cat in a suit)© - Pencil Illustration