Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new engraving

Here's the latest page in my sketchbook, along with a block bearing my chosen design in black ink. (in reverse of course, so that it prints the right way round). I shall begin to engrave today, hopefully it won't take long as it's only 7.5 cm x 12.4cm.

The block is an old one made of (I think) box wood and resurfaced by Chris Daunt.

The subject matter is one close to my heart (or perhaps I should say, my belly!); three bathing beauties bellyboarding in the summer surf. I love using my wooden bellyboard and I shall be down at the beach this evening after work, surfing on it and perpetuating a tradition that has been on these shores for at least 100 years.

I shall, however, unlike these brave ladies, be wearing a wetsuit!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

More bellies

A couple more bellyboarder sketches:

The knitted stripey creation sagged alarmingly after his first heat and he had to re-tie the straps cross-wise to prevent any untoward malfunctions!

Junior (under 60s)Womens' heat. The water didn't seem too cold after the first couple of immersions!

More to come.........