When I was young and used to spend a lot of time on model railways, Triang-Hornby had a little tank engine, or a family of them “Nellie”, “Polly” and “Connie” as well as some numbered brothers. They had a certain charm, but were as much toy as model really. This year is Hornby Railways’ hundredth birthday, so as my own little tribute, here is Polly re-imagined as a real locomotive. Drawn digitally using Procreate, Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.
Just finished a ‘digital oil painting’, using the Procreate app (no connection except as satisfied user) of a locomotive.
This is a London and North Western Railway Webb Compound, one of the “Dreadnought” 2-2-2-0´s, built between 1884-8 and scrapped 1903-05, No. 2063 “Huskisson”, a tribute by the LNWR to the politician killed by Stephenson’s Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. He had the sad distinction of being the first recorded railway fatality.
The locomotive is replenishing its water supply from water troughs between the rails.
I’ve been working on this project for some weeks, and there are still some vital elements to add, but I thought people might enjoy seeing it’s evolution over time. Will post the finished worked when it’s done.
The results of trying some digital filters on my painting of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway ‘Atlantic’ Locomotive “Beachy Head”. The painting was done digitally using the Art Set IV Application, an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Above is the original painting. Below are the filtered results, mostly using JixiPics’ filter applications. It’s a simple approach to making alternate images, and has to be applied carefully, but never the less, I rather like some of these!