I’ve posted these ages ago but since I deleted a lotof photos everything is jumbled up. These were drawings I did of a horses bit, and cast bronze fittings for a cart or chariot wheel.
I tthink I might have used a cartridge pen or a fountain pen to draw these. I can’t remember, they are almost forty years old. I can’t even credit the book I drew them from as I don’t remember and I’m not sure where I have put my thesis. I still like these…
I always post my own art here, but the memory is getting full so I’ve been deleting a few images (ideally what I need to do is reduce my image sizes from Megabytes to Kilobytes , but I’d uploaded so many before I realised it was a problem. I could go in and change the images, but I post too much here. So I’ve deleted a lot of photos today. I hope it doesn’t spoil my writing too much.
One thing I really enjoyed doing a while ago were illustrations for a leaflet for the canal and rivers Trust. I’ve probably already mentioned. My friend provided the images to work from and I painted with Acrylics on watercolour paper. I did that to get the depth of colours without having to paint thin layers and I could paint over any mistakes I made.
I was really pleased with the results. I only remembered them because they popped up on my Facebook memories. I wonder what else will appear there?
The top picture was an amalgamation of the two harecastle tunnels at Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, a work in progress. And the second was a mill at Leek in Staffordshire.
These are some of the illustrations I did for my thesis on pre Christian celtic art from the fifteenth century BC to the first AD.
Sorry they are not beautifully photographed but it’s 3.30am and I was excited because I found it and it’s the first time I’ve seen it for about 38 years!
I see now where I get my love of patterns from and that I could do some of these drawings now. I don’t know where I started with some of them…. Oh the confidence of youth.
There are photographs in the thesis but I haven’t included them as they were taken by a friend. They are starting to fade but surprisingly the pen and ink drawings I did seem to have stayed stable. Probably because it’s been stored in a drawer…