Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Sweeney Among The Nightingales

The previous Menagerie image reminded a friend of the character Sweeney, of Irish folk tale fame, which then reminded me of Sweeney Among The Nightingales by TS Eliot. The description of animal markings fitted nicely with my first sketch, so I thought it would be fun to flesh him out a little.

"Apeneck Sweeney spreads his knees
Letting his arms hang down to laugh,
The zebra stripes along his jaw
Swelling to maculate giraffe."


Orla said...

This is fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

wow incredible