"...But now, beneath this walnut-shade
He finds his long, last home,
And waits in snug concealment laid,
Till gentler Puss shall come.
He, still more agèd, feels the shocks
From which no care can save,
And, partner once of Tiney’s box,
Must soon partake his grave."
-Epitaph On A Hare by William Cowper (1731-1800)
Here's the full graphite-work process for EPITAPH ON A HARE. This illustration was inspired by a poem of the same name. It accompanies the last two verses of the poem in which the narrator describes Tiney's (the hare) death, his grave under the walnut tree, and the wish of a kinder cat that may meet him in the afterlife. This is my portrayal of the scene. Tiney is now but swarm of forest life and the vision of a divine cat has been made literal and its saintly glow shines on him with kindness and mercy.
A person is very much like a drawer. We are, after all, also a capsule of thoughts, ideas and memories. Thanks to Merriam-Webster, it also means 'one who draws', , which is perfect for a relentless character, frantically scribbling my days away as if it was the only thing I could do. Either that or I'm just a sliding box from a cabinet. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my drawings. Thank you!