Archives for category: sketchbook.

Sketchbook: More Big Game Hunting

“Larsili” [ink on paper]

As an illustrator, it’s a good idea to alway keep drawing, if even just for practice and learning new techniques. Lately my go-to book to draw from is the fantastic Taschen edition of Peter Beard’s “The End of the Game”. I’ve featured other drawings from this book here on my site.

It’s loaded with beautiful vintage photos and stories about early big game hunting in Africa. While I don’t necessarily have any aspirations to be a big game hunter, this book is still a fascinating read and a glimpse into another world & time.

This drawing is of a particularly talented tracker and Wa-Ndorobo-Masai gunbearer named Larsili, who was part of a game control team on the 172,000 acre Boran cattle estate of Lariak, in Laikipia.

This drawing was done with sepia ink, using a few different brushes.


Big Game Hunting in Africa, Early 1900's

Big Game Hunting in Africa, Early 1900’s
[ink on paper]

(c) 2012 A.Moir No reproduction without sole permission of artist

Sketchbook: Astronaut

More space travel from the ol’ sketchbook.

[Ink on paper]

(c) 2012 A.Moir

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner

[ink, gouache, and watercolor on paper]

Rutger Hauer as android replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner.

Image (c) 2012 A.Moir

Sketchbook: Flamingos

Pink Flamingos in black & white. [Ink on paper]

(c) 2012 A.Moir


Portrait: Mark E. Smith of The Fall

I don’t know what I could really say that would add to the legacy of this man’s music, he’s a legend, he’s been creating his deconstructed, abstract, almost absurdist take on Post-Punk for over 30 years and we’re all the better for it! May he never stop. I’ll probably draw him twenty more times here on this blog.

The Fall Online

All Images (c) 2012 A.Moir

A Walrus.

These creatures fascinate me. [Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper, 2012]

All images (c) 2012 A.Moir