Meet Cyril the Book Keeper…. or another one if Paul’s animal character drawings!
I spent a quiet afternoon today indulging in a bit of character design…
Not my usual type of subject matter, but someone challenged me to have a go at this. The result isn’t too bad, I think…
Two versions of a digital painting, inspired by a photograph of the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent (UK), which was taken recently by my cousin Anne Wilcox.
“The Shape of Things to Come”
‘Flying Banana,’ Railcard No.3 passes a Large Prairie, in winter, immediately pre WWII. Location from my imagination. My latest painting project, just finished.
An Australian Railway painting for a change. As usual, done digitally with an iPad and Apple Pencil. This is the ‘Spirit of Progress’ which was introduced in 1937 and ran over the Victoria Railways 5’3″ gauge (Irish Broad Gauge) network from Melbourne to Albury on the Victoria – New South Wales border. There is connected with a Standard Gauge New South Wales service which went on to Sydney.
I always thought there was something elegant about the design and have had it in mind to paint for ages. Admittedly, the streamlining of these locos was an afterthought – the S Class Pacifics were streamlined for this service and actually dated from 1928.
West Country viaduct by moonlight, painted in digital oils.