from left to right
HAMMER AND AXE
from Charles Folkard's illustrated edition of Nursery Rhymes
,Dent London 1932.
A RAILWAY ENGINE
The Little Blue Engine has two expressions, a beaming
smile and an odd pursing of the lips into an expression of puzzlement.
Other railway engines in children's books have a wider range of expressions
eg Thomas the Tank Engine , but the effect, I find, is rather spooky.
The Little Blue Engine was limited and hence no threat.
AN AIRCRAFT Boris Artzybasheff, illustration for Twin Engines for
Piper Aircraft , 8 x 22cms April 1954
A KITCHEN RANGE
anon.illustrator, chapter heading for "Old King Coal laughs"
by H.L.Law, from BIRTHDAY FUN ALBUM, Swann Ltd. London.
9 X 18 cms.
Mary Kendal Lee, illustration for Nicholas
Thomas the Naughty Kitten, c1952
Just how do you make a spade come alive ? This is a challenge because
of the comparative lack of constituent parts. If you do choose
to put a face on the metal blade, what is that handle meant to