Illustration Friday: Mysterious 2

A dog of indeterminate parentage has a variety of mysterious encounters in these pen and ink sketches. This was my second take on the Illustration Friday topic. The first is below, and is one I’d like to work up further/better – this is a rough drawing with a bit of flat colour. The half-hidden writing says “HC SVNT DRACONES”.

Illustration Friday: Mysterious 1

My father used to make maps with us. Sometimes they were three-dimensional models of the paddocks or of historic battles, but sometimes they were pirate or adventure maps – drawn on heavy paper (always with “here be dragons”), singed around the edges and folded heavily until the creases tore. Then my father would punch a hole through them, singe it heavily and stain it with red ink. Very dramatic.