Man Engine

12 Apr

manengine

Back last week I was rummaging through the drawers in my plans chest and pulled out some used paper that I thought could be reused and today I got my chance. Swansea hosted Man Engine , the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, which has been journeying up from Cornwall. It’s amazing. I was invited to take part in a live drawing event (with afternoon tea) at Galerie Simpson on Swansea’s High Street to coincide with the behemoth’s progress through the city. It’s very slow moving so I managed to sketch the giant head outside the gallery on the pavement as it rumbled by. I drew with black, white and sanguine conté crayon and some of my home-made sepia walnut ink onto a recycled cyanotype print on Bockingford paper. If you want to know how to make walnut ink, please check out my blog post here.

7 Responses to “Man Engine”

  1. artsofmay April 17, 2018 at 03:23 #

    I love this powerful drawing.

  2. alethakuschan April 14, 2018 at 12:55 #

    What fascinating events you have around you! wonderful drawing

  3. Leonie Andrews April 14, 2018 at 03:53 #

    Good one.

  4. sheldonk2014 April 13, 2018 at 01:43 #

    That sounds really interesting
    I hope there will be more

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