North East industrial prints

This time a drawing from a workbook that goes back to 1993. The original sketch, which was drawn from a vantage point above the North Shields Ferry landing shows the ferry heading back across the Tyne to to the South Shields Ferry landing. The drawing was worked up into this state to work out colours and composition in preparation for either a linocut or a woodcut. I could never make my mind up which route or print process to go with and subsequently the project was overtaken by others and it has been forgotten about ever since then. Now I’m thinking of reviving the project again but predictably I still can’t make my mind up which print route to take. Below the colour sketch is a photograph, taken during the summer of 1965, of the North Shields Ferry when it was a coal burner judging by the smoke and pollution, but it’s still an interesting image.

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