Drawing netsuke

Drunken ronin by Alexander Franks (detail)

Ronin netsuke by Alexander Franks 2017

Ronin, 2017 by Alexander Franks

Ink on paper, 2017

Here is a snippet of one of a commission. It is of a 5cm tall wooden netsuke depicting a drunken ronin (masterless samurai) who clasps his hand to his head and looks down in stupefied alarm as he trips on a recumbent pup. Drawn actual size.

The final drawing signed and framed for presentation to a collector in London.

[A netsuke is a small sculptural object which has gradually developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. Find out more about Netsuke]