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Pencil Drawings - 3

A pencil drawing of the Forth Rail Bridge
The reference photo was taken on a misty, murky day and I wanted to bring that through into my drawing.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Extra Smooth Surface 250gsm Bristol Board

Forth Rail Bridge

A pencil drawing of the Venice skyline at dusk
This drawing of a Gondola and the Venice skyline was an experiment in drawing Contra Jours (into the light).

Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

Venice

A pencil drawing of waves crashing against coastal rocks
Wind swept waves crashing against the shoreline rocks throwing spray high into the air.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

Stormy Sea

A pencil drawing of the Market Hall in Longnor
In the centre of the small village of Longnor in the Peak District stands this fabulous Grade 2 Listed building which was once the Market Hall. These days the Hall is a Craft Centre and Coffee Shop and if you're ever in the area it is well worth dropping in.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

Longnor Market Hall

A pencil drawing of a broken mirror
Drawn for a project in my Art Forum.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

Broken Mirror

A silhouette drawing of a bugler and a flag
Drawn on 6th June, I felt the urge to create something in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. For me, a lone soldier sounding Last Post beneath a tattered flag next to a makeshift grave touched the spot.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

D-Day

A pencil drawing of my two dogs
My two dogs, both sadly no longer with us. Tess was a Whippet/Collie cross, and Sally was a Jack Russell. I originally drew this double portrait in 2006 (See Pencil 1) and the progress I've made over the years is most encouraging.

Graphite 15" x 11" on Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 135lbs Acid Free paper

Tess and Sally

A pencil drawing of a wooden duck ornament
a popular wooden carving of a duck.

Graphite on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper - 6" x 10"

Henry

A pencil drawing of a horse and carriage
This Horse and Carriage was drawn from a photo I took in Cockington, Devon.

Graphite 10" x 6" on Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 135lbs Acid Free paper

Horse and Carriage

A head-and-shoulders pencil drawing of a man and woman
This double portrait was drawn as a commission for a friend.

Graphite 12" x 10" on Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 135lbs Acid Free paper

Double Portrait

A pencil drawing of someone posing as the Grey lady
An Edinburgh street entertainer dressed as the Grey Lady who is reputed to haunt the chapel at Glamis Castle

Graphite on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper - 6" x 10"

The Grey Lady

A pencil drawing of a white Rose flower
Graphite on Daler Rowney smooth Heavyweight paper - 5" x 5"

White Rose

A pencil drawing of a stone statue of a knight
A statue I discovered set into an alcove in the outer wall of Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales.

Graphite - 9" x 5"

Unknown Knight

A pencil drawing of buildings in Robin Hoods Bay
King Street, Robin Hoods Bay.

Graphite on Medium Surface Cartridge paper (130 gsm). 10" x 8"

Robin Hoods Bay

A pencil drawing of a sunset over Buttermere Lake
Following a heavy storm in the Lake District, the setting sun starts to break through the heavy clouds.

Graphite - 10" x 8"
Also see the watercolour version

Sunset Over Buttermere

A pencil drawing of a Daffodil in bright sun
Graphite 9" x 7"

Sunny Daffodil

A pencil drawing of a boy looking at through a rain splattered window
A totally made-up scene, this was my entry for the local 'Art in the Park' exhibition.

Graphite 12" x 9"

Rain Stops Play

A pencil drawing of a couple on their wedding day
My daughter and son-in-law on their Wedding day. Drawn for their second anniversary.

Graphite 12" x 10"

Happy Couple

A pencil drawing of a Moka Pot
Graphite 10" x 8"

Moka Pot

A pencil drawing of a Jet Skier
This guy sped past me as I walked out on Whitby pier.

Graphite 10" x 8"

Jet Skier