Scratchings of an Old Dog

providing a warm and friendly spot for all my homeless sketches

Archive for April 2008


with one comment

I volunteer at a breeding centre for endangered animals and get to see and work with an amazing array of endangered animals.

This is a page of sketches of Ivan an Asian Greater One Horned Rhinocerous and is an amazing critter, very calm and peaceful but you get the feeling he is taking your measure. Loves to have his upper lip scratched and I can never feed or clean up the results of the feeding without smiling. He is a treasure.


Written by don

April 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

Posted in sketching, Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,


with one comment


This building exposed it’s peculiar dimensions only after the buildings beside it were taken down and to me it became almost “cartoon like”. The various curtains intrigued me and populated the building with individuals

Written by don

April 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Fishy names

leave a comment »



I have always been intrigued with the many bizarre names for fish and form an image in my mind when I see them. So I’ve decided to do a little series of illustration of some of them.

Here is a start 

Written by don

April 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with ,