Pre Fab Three 1961


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Sketches on some watercolour paper offcuts. Wanted to see how I am at quick figure sketching and chose my musical hero’s The Beatles as a subject. I used some Publicity photos for reference from 1961, taken during their Hamburg period. Hence the title as Ringo wasn’t with them then. I messed around with the posing so they are not true to the original photos. Surprised they came out so well! So far I have resisted the temptation to add watercolour sepia washes as I don’t want to ruin the images though.

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Chris Thurland

I am a Self taught (still learning) amateur artist. I have always loved art and drawing. Encouraged by my Grandparents in my early years. Both of them amateur artists in watercolours. Now in my mid sixties I have regained my inspiration for watercolour painting and I have the time, even though I…

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