Friday, 8 October 2010

Sepia Saturday With A Difference

You can see from the date at the bottom of these two pages,  that they were drawn in 1938 by my father, Francis Edwin Jinks.

I have two of his autograph albums, with drawings which span the years between 1922 and 1939. He seems to have used them in lieu of a sketchbook.

I realised this week that I could scan and save his drawings on my computer. Many of them are pencil sketches, but this one has colour added as well, and I decided to post it under the Sepia Saturday banner, as it's a historical document!

I seem to have inherited his love of drawing. Aren't I the lucky one?

I'm sure I'll be posting more of his sketches, as it'd be a pity for them to stay tucked away in the albums with only me being able to appreciate them. As he travelled all over the world  for twenty two years, in his capacity of Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, I'm sure he'd love to think his drawings are now travelling abroad in a different way!

35 comments:

  1. Your father must have lived a great life of travel. This will be fun to see his drawings. Thanks for sharing them in your blog.

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  2. They have the look of 'show posters'...I like the extra touches...the sparkles and 'tiny bubbles' he added!

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  3. I love them . Such vitality .
    Now we see where you get your sense of fun from !

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  4. Splendid that you thought to do this. What an incredible addition to your sepia Saturdays. I look forward to more installments, for sure!

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  5. What a wonderful heritage to acquire! Your father was quite a talent, Jinksy, (but then again, so are you)!

    I look forward to future editions of your dad's excellent work.

    Kat

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  6. What great talent you share, and how wonderful that you have these treasures!

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  7. Oh this is wonderful. What a great idea. Yes, your father's work is all over the world at the click of the Publish button.

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  8. Great stuff Jinksy.....I wish I had some record of the songs my mother wrote when she was a girl..

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  9. What a splendid treasure trove you have in your father's sketchings. Perfect for a Sepia Saturday, in my view. More please!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your father's drawings. He has captured the glamour of Monte Carlo.

    You are lucky to have inherited his talent. My father liked to draw and paint in watercolours; sadly the arty gene did not come my way.

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  11. Great drawings! And yes, you did inherit his talent. And at last we know why you are called "Jinksy"...

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  12. The only thing I can draw on is experience, and I sometimes wonder about that. Everyone in the family has the ability to draw -- except moi. Enjoy both your future drawings and his past ones.

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  13. These are beautiful. You are very fortunate to have inherited this ability. For some reason when I looked at these, I thought they would make interesting tattoos.

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  14. What a treasure you have there Jinksy. And now i see where your nickname comes from too.

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  15. How wonderful that you have these marvelous sketches by your father! Thanks for sharing them with us. I look forward to seeing more.

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  16. A nice way to share the drawings and your father's talent!

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  17. Absolutely perfect Sepia Saturday posts -- and a very wise idea to scan and preserve these images, Jinksy!

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  18. These are treasures. They have captured the flavour of the era so well. Your father had a great eye and a keen observational style. What a precious thing to have!

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  19. Very impressive! Did you ever watch him draw? Did he finish them quickly or did he take a while to draw? Because of their placement on the page, they almost look like purposeful doodles - quickly drawn then moving on. I look forward to seeing more pages.

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  20. What a coincidence! I posted some of my father's drawings,too. Although my father definitely wasn't an artist as your father certainly was. My father's were just little doodles at the end of his letters to amuse his kids.
    Your fathers drawings are just wonderful. I really would like to see more. And this wasn't even his profession!

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  21. What wonderfully whimsical drawings!

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  22. Your Dad was a good Sketcher Penny, just as you are. Did he ever teach you to draw? - Dave

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  23. Your Dad Had Great Skill.Yes! I'm Sure He Would Be As Pleased As Punch To Be Surfing The Web With Them!

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  24. what a great reminder of your dad Jinksy... they are fun as well.

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  25. Very, very nice! Thanks for posting such treasures!

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  26. Hello Jinksy, the drawings are marvelous. Your father would be so pleased to see his drawings appreciated by the cyberspace crowd. I love drawings and enjoy the details of his very artistic pencil! It has been a different world then in Monte Carlo. The tourist craze was not yet in full swing. It was only the well heeled who could afford the Cote d'Azur.

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  27. The apple never lands far from the tree, does it? (always provided it IS an apple tree, of course)
    You nd your dad are clearly of a kind.

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  28. Definitely they should be shared. Thanks for doing so.
    QMM

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  29. MOST SEPIA!!!
    and i think, if it were not of personal experience, your father was a good observer, and a bit of a psychologist. in the bottom picture, money floating above, an alluring woman, and a man on the ground, "down on his lck", as one might say...
    my opinion, at least...
    nicely done, JINKSY!!
    KEEP ON SCANNING!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  30. These are super, I would love to see more!

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  31. Good Lord!These are such fine drawings...
    They say a lot!
    Keep them coming in Jinksy...They are really superb!:)

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  32. Oh please publish the rest, they are wonderful. Just the kind of thing that the internet is perfect at preserving for ever.

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  33. They are wonderful sketches. I am really hoping to see more. Thanks for sharing them.

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  34. Jinksy - Those drawings are absolutely fabulous. Please scan more and also scan some of yours too. Wow what talent must run in your genes! Wonderful drawing and writing:)

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  35. Fascinating post, and gorgeous drawings! I always wondered about the "Jinksy" nickname. So it was "Penny Jinks," eh? Or is Penny short for Penelope, or something else? Either way, you had a remarkably Damon Runyon-esque maiden name!

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