favourite drawing tools

Posted: January 14, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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favourite toolsthis very old ivory ruler and set of dividers are two of my favourite drawing tools
the drawing for Postcard is well under way
Postcard in process Mo 13Postcard in process Mo January 2013

  1. Carol says:

    Your ivory ruler is a real treasure, Mo, and very beautiful. I love using the old drawing tools my Dad used in his school days, 90 years ago. Postcard has some very lovely and poignant features, I’m so keen to see the finished drawing.

    • Mo Crow says:

      the drawing is going it’s own way now & it’s been quite intense getting it to this point… I’m keen to see where it takes me in the next few weeks too!

  2. third listen to ‘postcard–the opening chords so tender–and the cry in his voice. What a treasure.

  3. margaret johnson says:

    Beautiful Mo, the sadness in the Crows eyes is so touching. Going to be a special one this one. And Rod’s song is so lovely’ ox

  4. Bronwyn says:

    Great composition Mo, the eye makes the crow look just like rod….


  5. dinahmow says:

    A lovely ruler. Mo. I wonder what its story might be….

    • Mo Crow says:

      the drawing set came in a beautiful blue velvet lined wooden box with a tray for 4 ivory handled nibs, scribers, two beautiful sets of compasses and an ebony handled amber burnisher F. Townshend of London is inscribed in the handle of one of the pens. 1885 is written on a scrap of paper in the bottom tray along with the tracing of a copperplate signature, some hand drawn scales, a colour study of iron ore & a piece of emery cloth. A landscape gardener friend gave it to me 20 years ago because I would use it & it had been given to him by one of his customers, I am very lucky!

  6. patricia says:

    hi Mo. this morning was the first time i’ve been able to view your blog in its entirety and i have to tell you i’m vibrating with the life force pouring out of the pages here. i’m so touched. so inspired. so awe-struck. what a tremendous light you are in this wonder Full needy world.

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