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Rossie
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Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 08:03
I have a reprint of a very famous book, 'Views of the Collieries' by Thomas Henry Hair who did very detailed and accurate drawings which are still a valuable resource. I'll see if I can scan an example but they are large format. The value of the artist's eye is that he or she brings out the essential elements, edits the information for you. This is the reason the best burd recognition books don't use photographs but paintings for identification. This is also why Conor's drawing of me is more vivid and cutting than the original photograph. I'll get the book down off the top shelf...


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 08:25


Here's one of Hair's images. We can tell from his depiction of what we know that he is an accurate draughtsman so that gives confidence in the other elements in the drawing which are new to us. He has edited the pic leaving out much that would abscure the view and the result is a brilliant historical document. 


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moh
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 09:56
Why has this topic gone 'wide'?


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Tizer
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 10:13
Stanley's picture wants wittling down a bit!

Edited by - Tizer on 18/11/2009 10:20:09


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 16:54
Is that OK? It was alright on my screen. Sorry about that.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 19:22
It almost gives you a feeling of being there, or certainly of being familiar with a scene just like that.
( I know what I mean )



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Tizer
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 19:47
Thanks for posting the Hetton picture Stanley, it supports what I was saying about the value of drawings and also the blend of art and technology. (The picture is the right width for me now and my screen resolution is 1280 x 1024.)


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conty
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Posted - 18/11/2009 : 20:57
thankyou tizer and stanley for posting the drawings for me to see, hetton colliery drawing is amazing, i love the depth to the drawing.

stanley me drawing a machine is going to have to go on hold for a while, my commission work has gone a bit mad, i have had 3 drawing commissions come in today all of dogs, so i think my idea of drawing peoples dogs is going down well, just gotta make a good job of um now
oh and you might like to know, ive been asked to apply for tall and talented, if i am selected i will be paid full time to train for the 2016 olympics, the only thing is its the england rowing team that are are interested in me, and i want to be a thrower not a rower, not that ive tried rowing yet, so my parents have advised me to go for it as its easier to say no thankyou, than to wonder ' what if' in years to come. but i dunno


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 07:11
Go for it! If I've learned anything at all in a long and interesting life it is that opportunities are to be grasped. Nothing worse than what might have been. You've got plenty of time, it's all experience and looks good on the CV. Besides, it's fun!!


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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 07:14
PS. Glad you like the pic. The book has many more and they are all just as informative. The man had a talent for drawing and a good eye, he knew what to emphasise and what to leave out. Look at the way he just scribbled the vegetation in and concentrated on the artifacts connected to the colliery. Brilliant talent.


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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 07:31
Conor, consider rowing very carefully.

How many well known throwers are there?

Then think of Cracknell, Redgrave and Pinsent all of whom reached very high levels of success in the sport and all of them moved into media/motivational work that will keep them in sheckels for life.  Don't make any hasty decisons and explore what the rowers are offering. Good luck. Nolic


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moh
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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 10:43
Good luck Conor,  what ever you decide will need strength and dedication.


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Tizer
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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 11:22
Good luck Conor whichever way it goes! All you need now is a T-shirt with `One Guy from Barlick' on it! (hehe)


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 16:49
Or a pencil drawing of his Mum..... (The Creep!!!)


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Sue
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Posted - 19/11/2009 : 17:09
I was just looking at the picture of Hetton Colliery and I thought'How odd'.. Today at the U3A meeting we had a talk on the history of railways and a similar picture was shown , also of Hetton . Probably one of the same series

 sue


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