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Knight Study

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Unused Knight drawing

Canal Submariner

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There have been sightings of Submarines over the years, using canals to navigate their way around the country to various events.

Knottingly Town Hall

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A drawing of Knottingly Town Hall. 'Nuff said.


Today, I have mostly been drawing...

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Pinderfields Hospital before the demolition.
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Today, I have mostly been drawing...

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A wood chisel.

Communities in Time Book Illustrations in Progress

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It's February and I am designing and illustrating a book about community and local memories. The colour drawing above is from a tiny black and white photo of Fryston Colliery Workers in the 1950's.



The black and white lines are drawn freehand with a Pental Brush Pen on Japanese calligraphy paper which I have had laying around for the past five years. It's a lovely size, slightly bigger than A4 and takes the brush pen well, I am slowly working my way though the pack of 100 sheets. I would give more information but it was a present and all the packaging is in Japanese.

I like using the Brush Pen, although I find it difficult to draw outlines with I find it good for other things in drawing. The broken line or dry brush is known as breath in Chinese Brush Drawing and this is desirable in creating an image with energy, at least that's what I think I remember reading. The dry brush effect is also reflective of coal smudges, hard work and grit, something the people of the tim…