INKTOBER 2017: ‘Swift’.

Inktober is an annual international fun challenge for whomever cares to participate. The Inktober organisers post a list of numbered daily ideas for ‘inspiration’ for each day of the month of October, and respondents are then invited to post one original pen and ink piece per day, based on that ‘inspiration’ , on their favourite pen and ink site.

It’s fun and quite challenging, and I will be posting  some examples that I I have submitted for Inktober 2017

Inktober topic: ‘Swift’
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‘Swift’ (Aka ;Down in the weeds’ ).

(Supermarine Swift FR.5 of  79 SQN RAF on low-level, high-speed reconnaissance mission).

Technical Details: Drawn with Staedtler 0.05.0.1 and 0.3 in black-in pens on white cartridge notebook paper of unknown weight.

Note: The image depicts my all-time favourite jet fighter aircraft (the Supermarine Swift) in its low-level Fighter-Reconnaissance (F.R.) tole at very low altitude while undertaking a photographic reconnaissance sortie . The title ‘Down in the weeds’ reflects the fact that these aircraft flew at very low altitudes (tree height or lower), while the enemy is way above (visible at top left) and, due to the Swift’s camouflage and speed, is unable to see what is going-on below.

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INKTOBER 2017: ‘Swift’.

Pages from a Sketchbook: Te Kereru Mining & Investment Co. Ltd. Tramway. Locomotive No.3.

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Te Kereru Mining & Investment Co. Ltd.

Locomotive Shed

(The expired locomotive is visible to the left of the shed lean-to and alongside the outfall of battery water into the tailings dam).

(Copyright 2017)

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Te Kereru Mining & Investment Co. Ltd., Part of 50-stamp Battery.

(The ‘expired’ lcoomotive is visible to the right of the ‘Primary Ore Bins’ shed).

(Copyright 2017)

It has been a while since I have posted any of my sketches on this page, but as has been explained before, I use my sketchbooks as tools, to ‘test’ possibilities before either putting them into practice or abandoning them. What results are essentially ‘Proof of Concept’ drawings, on the basis of which decisions are made.What follows is the latest example of this:

Recently Te Kereru Mining and Investment Co. Ltd. ‘s locomotive No.3 expired. As it seemed a shame to send it to the scrapmetal dealer it needed to be placed somewhere ‘out of the way’, but where? Two locations suggested themselves (at the Locomotive shed and at the Battery) and to see if they were feasible, two drawings that apear above were made. A decision is pending…

Technical Details: Unipin black-ink pen (various nib sizes) on 110gsm white cartridge paper in sketchbook form.

 

Pages from a Sketchbook: Te Kereru Mining & Investment Co. Ltd. Tramway. Locomotive No.3.