Apothecaries & Herbivores

‘In recent years I have very much enjoyed drawing pictures of people I call Sages – elderly bearded men in long sack-like garments; so that I was pleased when the idea came to me of drawing them in an activity I presume they take part in, the making of tinctures and potions.     And then I think some of them might take a simpler route and eat the leaves direct from a plant.  It was even more satisfactory that they could have interesting names: Apothecaries and Herbivores.’ - Quentin Blake, May 2019
Shaded drawings in chinagraph pencil, in an A3-size hardback drawing book.