Mark making

Mark making

Brilliant michele

Brings back memories Michelle. I was a patternmaker and, as an apprentice we had to make some of our own tools. A marking guage like this was one of them. Made out of Beech wood. (-:

That’s so wonderful to hear of your memories Jim - I hope I’ve done it justice

The effects you achieve with pastels are mazing and that wood is unreal!

Superb , beautifully drawn , the detailing is excellent your very skill at drawing and using pastels .

Thank you so much Heather!

Thank you so much Dixie!

It is good to see drawings of old tools. Well done Michelle. I have to correct Jim though. I too was a patternmaker but this is a mortice gauge not a marking gauge which only has 1 spur.

Thank you so much Stuart for remembering - we also need people like you!

Gorgeous, jumping out of the paper

Thank you Romila!

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Pastels on 10 x 10" Pastelmat. Continuing with my 'Little moments big memories' theme but with the digression of delving into Grandad's old tool box.

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Michele Ashby

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design Michele forged a successful career running her own business in the same subject for many years. She has been a full time professional artist for 7 years. Michele is a Member of the Pastel Society, a Master Pastellist and Signature Member…

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