These beautiful, spontaneous sketches by Wilhelm M. Busch date back to 1984.
Drawing from life really doesn't get any better than this. Within seconds Busch scribbles down characteristic poses of animals, and his overall compositions are equally impressive.
The power of great draughtsmanship!
I love the last two drawings with the lion and lion tamer. There is a real relationship that comes through in just a few pencil lines.
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