Off duty in Russia 1813

Finding time to relax is important even back in Captain Bower – Sparkles early days. Hes just able to cope with the cold for a few minutes as this is Winter in Russia. The rough watercolour paper really helped to achieve a heavy snow effect. I used my dip pen which gave a broken line across the papers surface.

Two penguins and a car

Toy racing car and penguins
Toy racing car and penguins

Both penguins look proud to be minding this scalextic racing car.  The ink I used for painting the tyres is a lovely brown called Reynolds Noire though not permanent it was an alternative to using black ink.  The small metal penguin is made of solid painted metal and the taller penguin is made from plastic its head bobs around. It has the word Falklands printed on its front