The Final Piggahs

16 Apr

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Here are the last of my scribblings of pigs down on the farm in Pontyates. Some more drawings of Arthur and Mango, two of the Mangalitza pigs; Mangalica in it’s native Hungarian, one of three breeds of curly-haired hog originally bred in Hungary.

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There is a third Mangalitsa, a ginger sow called Lisa, but she was too shy to come and see us. They’ve only been in Britain for about six or seven years so I was lucky to be able to see some. Arthur and Mango were very engrossed in scoffing their hay and barley at first, but became a bit friendlier. They’re pretty large beasts and sometimes jump the fence and go for a wander.

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Arthur got quite vocal too with a surprisingly loud, gruff voice. The Mangalitza’s legs are much bigger and stockier than those of the dainty little Berkshire piggies that also live on the farm. Nice for juicy ham! As well as doing some drypoint etchings from these scribbles, I’m also tempted to do some tiny linocuts.

9 Responses to “The Final Piggahs”

  1. Marco Corsini April 17, 2013 at 03:10 #

    Thanks Rosie. I was about to teach my classes about expressive line and gestural drawing when these came through. I used some as an example, telling them your story about how you came to use this technique.

  2. paperstew April 16, 2013 at 23:01 #

    Looking forward to their next stage in art! 🙂

  3. Sketchy on the Detail April 16, 2013 at 22:31 #

    they will be excellent drypoints and I am intrigued to see how you will turn them into linoprints…hurrah for piggahs

  4. I have really enjoyed all the pig sketches. I am a huge fan of pigs.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 16, 2013 at 21:27 #

      Thank you. I’ll enjoy turning them into drypoints and linoprints


  1. Art Imitating Life | Charcutier - April 17, 2013

    […] Although my role has changed I’m glad I can still sometimes feel as if I’m part of something creative. I’m very fortunate to have worked in the creative industries, one of my proudest projects while working for the Wales Screen Commission was assisting with Dyddiau Du/Dark Days a piece produced by John Cale to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale. Many of my customers are artists too, I think they generally have an appreciation for good quality food. This last weekend we had a visit from Rose Davies and her husband Melvyn. Rose is an ardent scribbler and has a fantastic daily blog of her drawings. She ‘scribbled’ a fantastic set of drawings of our pigs, take a look at them here, here and here. […]

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