Carbon Pencil on Hemp Paper


Gosh, this would have been tricky to do, like it!

Nicely done Alan.

I can’t think of a more difficult and challenging subject to tackle Alan! All those angles and ellipses, not to mention the tonal work to give the whole thing form. I like the subject material and your interpretation of it, excellent!

Cheers guys, not my normal choice of subject but it’s important to keep drawing, irrespective of the subject - as we all know!

What a challenge Alan. Such a complex thing to draw. It must have taken so much concentration to achieve such a variety of intricate shapes of machinery. A great technical achievement.

This caught my attention immediately. Absolutely wonderful drawing, Alan.

Absolutely wonderful!

Great drawing of a complicated subject.

Lovely little sketch 😍

What a demanding subject, well done.

Some challenge Alan. Well done!

Superb stuff, Alan! Really looking forward to seeing the article!! A reall challenge and very successful!

Thanks again guys… it wasn’t particularly difficult, apart from getting the ellipse somewhere near on the largest cog wheel - I love industrial machines and all our engineering heritage in general… but its finding it !

You have to have first class drawing skills Alan to execute work like this - it’s back to pencil and paper for me!!

Interesting combination of materials and a good interpretation. I look forward to your article.

I do like it ;)

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Winding gear of a vintage steam crane at Summerlee industrial museum at Coatbridge. B and 2B Wolff’s carbon pencil on a Hahnemuhle A4 Hemp 80gsm Eco drawing pad. Testing out a range of eco papers for a forthcoming double feature in TA.

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Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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