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Pencil Drawings - 3

"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

"Venice"
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

"Stormy Sea"
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

"Longnor Market Hall"
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

"Broken Mirror"
Drawn for a project in my Art Forum.
Graphite 10" x 6" on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper

Broken Mirror

"D-Day"
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

"Tess and Sally"
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

"Henry"
a popular wooden carving of a duck.
Graphite on Derwent 165gsm Sketching paper - 6" x 10"

Henry

"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

"Double Portrait"
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

"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

"White Rose"
Graphite on Daler Rowney smooth Heavyweight paper - 5" x 5"

White Rose

"Unknown Knight"
A statue I discovered set into an alcove in the outer wall of Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales.
Graphite - 9" x 5"

Unknown Knight

"Robin Hoods Bay"
King Street, Robin Hoods Bay.
Graphite on Medium Surface Cartridge paper (130 gsm). 10" x 8"

Robin Hoods Bay

"Sunset Over Buttermere"
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

"Sunny Daffodil"
Graphite 9" x 7"

Sunny Daffodil

"Rain Stops Play"
My entry for the local 'Art in the Park' exhibition.
Graphite 12" x 9"

Rain Stops Play

"Happy Couple"
My daughter and son-in-law on their Wedding day. Drawn for their second anniversary.
Graphite 12" x 10"

Happy Couple

"Moka Pot"
Graphite 10" x 8"

Moka Pot

"Jet Skier"
This guy sped past me as I walked out on Whitby pier.
Graphite 10" x 8"

Jet Skier