A collection of pencil artwork pieces executed during the 1970's, after high school and going into university.
A selection of sketches created over some decades beginning in the early 1970's. The quality of the paper and pencils would be somewhat in question! However, they have withstood the test of time and generally have browned only a little. I have left, on view, all the kinks bends and warps studiously obtained while being hidden away in my desk for many years.
British soccer. A goalkeeper fully engrossed in the play whilst unknowingly leaking blood after an altercation!
Dan Dare and Eagle comics - A "Heros the Spartan" scene with moonlight over a creepy stump. These comics date back to 1965 when David and I were at Chancellor Junior school, Umtali, Rhodesia. Aunty Jill (Newmarch) gave David and I a year's subscription to this comic series. I still have them all in a suitcase upstairs!
The theme was "Monsters" and my sketches filled the bill!
A group of us arty types reproduced these monsters on the walls of the dining hall in 2m colour!
Walter Geech looked nothing like this! He was a very bright, gregarious leprechaun who could play a mean ad-lib piano.
This monster doesn't know if he is coming or going....
Well that really shows a lack of imagination! At least he has nice lips!
He really could do with one of the College House specials called a "Hairy Pok"! Actually, he looks like he has had one already.
Rog! Really? Collapsed imagination... As at school, one pupil has lost his way!
How did I come to name this creature "Denice"? The Denice I knew at UCT was Neil Firth's girlfriend and her countenance was somewhat more pleasing than that depicted here!
My darling girlfriend as she was at UCT, and still is today...
Sausage number one. Our eldest at about 2 years old
Claire at about 4 years of age.
Sausage number two. Our youngest at about 14 years old
Bernadette worked at Flakt. She really wanted her portrate done. This is not the original work, but a mere photocopy.