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113 - MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY STATUE - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 1985 by BLYTHART
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113 - MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY STATUE - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 1985 by 


May I suggest you view this LARGE.

I did this drawing in 1985, in the days when I had patience to rule all those lines that make up the tones. I forget how many hours it took me.

A bust of Ridley stood in our local park (Ridley PArk, Blyth, UK) for decades until someone stole it, presumably to melt down and sell.

I used ink for this. Here are some historical facts about him, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Background and education
Ridley was born in London, the eldest son of Sir Matthew White Ridley, 4th Baronet and his wife the Hon. Cecilia Anne, daughter of James Parke, 1st Baron Wensleydale and his wife Cecilia Arabella Frances Barlow. He was educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1865, he was a Fellow of All Souls for nine years.

Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley PC, DL (25 July 1842 – 28 November 1904), known as Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt from 1877 to 1900, was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1895 to 1900.

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matthew ridley, park, blyth, blythart, dave edwards, ink

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTabout 3 years ago

    No-one has commented on this, so I thought I’d comment myself :)

    Of all my pen and ink drawings this is one of those I am actually proud of. Drawing all those fine lines with a Rotring pen took absolutely ages. Okay – maybe the subject isn’t exactly earth-shattering, but I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finally finished all the ink work. Twenty-six years have passed and I don’t think I have created much work that is up to this standard since. Ah – memories :)

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful! i love these old ones ur pulling out! amazing!

  • Thank you sincerely for being the first one (apart from myself) to comment on this. It took ages to achieve. Despite scanning at 300dpi the finer lines are still blurred.

    – BLYTHART

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 3 years ago

    it is just amazing…and a view LARGE is a must to see allthe detail! just amazing!

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    I really admire you guys with your inking skills! I am inspired to push forward with mine, thank you
    Love it!

  • Many thanks.

    Anyone who can create magic with a pencil like you do will have no problems with pen and ink.

    – BLYTHART

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    I can not even imagine how long it must have taken to do so much tiny detail work. Outstanding. I had to look to decide if it was a self portrait ☺

  • I’m not sure if I still possess the patience to do work like this :)

    – BLYTHART

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 3 years ago

    Wow great detail and definitely an ink masterpiece..! amazing piece of art Dave !

  • Thanks Linda.

    – BLYTHART

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 3 years ago

    wonderful!!!!

  • Thanks Dawn.

    – BLYTHART

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    you should be proud of this one Dave it’s superb !
    i can only imagine the time and patience it took to complete 1

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