Ink sketch on Visual 200gsm watercolour paper, done with Parker Fountain pen with Medium nib – Parker Quink ink Black
And the elephant sings deep in the forest-maze
About a star of deathless and painless peace
But no astronomer can find where it is.
- Hughes, Ted (Edward James) ’Crow’s Elephant Totem Song’.
An elephant sketch I did this morning from two different photographs I took on my last visit to the Kruger National Park (South Africa) a couple of years ago. In my quest to do more sketching and drawing, I’ve been digging into my photographic archives to find some suitable subjects. I’ll also be doing some sketching out in nature, which is always an excellent way of honing one’s observation skills.