Friday, 29 May 2015

Saint David's Cathedral WIP

Works progresses slowly on Saint David's Cathedral. It's quite a big drawing for pen and ink: 21 inches x 16 inches.

As the drawing is taped down horizontally, on my large drawing board, it is difficult to photograph so I stood on a high stool. 

I thought I should post something to prove I am working. Truth is I'm being slowed down by my heart which is messing around again. 




The ceiling I'm leaving to last as it is what the drawing is all about.

20 comments:

  1. This WIP looks like a winner already, John! I can't wait to see this one finished. I can see all those amazing details ...talk about challenging!!!
    Careful standing on high stools...we like you too much...lol

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    1. I find the photographing the hardest part of the whole procedure, Hilda. It seems ages since I used pen & ink.

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  2. John, this is a HUGE project!!! I could just see you, perched on a ladder, taking photos of this beauty. Please be careful. And do take care of yourself. I know I sound like a mother, but I mean it.
    A big hug for you
    Kathryn

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  3. Bless you, Kathryn, thank you. Yes it is a big drawing, mind you, when they're finished they seem to shrink,

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  4. What a magical piece, John! I haven't seen one of these works from you in awhile and you've taken on a beauty! Please please please! Take care of your heart, my friend!!!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, tic follows toc so don't worry - I don't!

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  5. What a great project, John! Good to see you drawing again! I also like to add: be careful! ;)

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  6. Welcome, back, John! (Though I see it has already been a month::-) I am sorry to hear about your heart... I echo all the words of caution and concern already spoken above...(!!) This piece is gorgeous already... you are a master in your field. Also loved the pictures of little Logan:-)

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    1. Thank you. I thought your antelope painting was phenomenal.

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  7. I hope ready solution of your health problems,dear John.
    Seasonal changes between cold and hot, do not help stability of health, when we are ... ... too young!
    Laughter is good, how to practice art.
    This drawing promises great,for size as for beauty.
    I' m waiting for progress.

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    1. I've been OK for the 17 years since they fixed my heart. Reckon it could do with a little more work on it.

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  8. great to see another beautiful work-in-progress from you.....feel better soon!

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    1. Hi Celeste. I was amazed at the painting you did on a broken down box!

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  9. I'm sorry to hear you are not your usual self John. I hope you feel much better really soon. Meanwhile, although it's affection your rate of production, it's certainly not affecting the quality. Superb is an understatement and that's before it's even complete! :0)

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  10. Thanks, Sandra. Unlike you I'vr lost all my marbles!!

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  11. Its looking wonderful so far, hope you feel better soon

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    1. Thanks, Ona if it comes out as half as good as your saxaphone, I'll be happy

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  12. John do feel better soon. Your work is brilliant as usual. Give it a rest and take care. We look forward to hearing you are feeling well.

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    1. Thanks, Joan - I'm a lot better TY

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