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239 - FLOWERS OF THE CASTLE - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 2012

BLYTHART

Blyth, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

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Lately I have been doing LOTS of colour work, but I decided to return to my pen and ink work for this picture.

As many of you already know, I have my own way of drawing (as we all have I suppose). For this drawing, I started off doing a straight copy of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Boredom crept in as usual and I started altering lines, bending a few and adding bits. Eventually Bamburgh Castle all but disappeared and I continued until this picture arrived on the paper. So it was all an adventure – I hadn’t a clue how it would end up. Bamburgh was the catalyst, but I can’t truthfully call this Bamburgh Castle as it no longer resembles it. I do have three other pictures of Bamburgh Castle in my poprtfoolio though if anyone wants to see them.

It took twice as long to complete as a coloured pencil drawing would have, but I enjoyed doing it and have more in the pipeline.

Here is a poem I wrote to accompany it:

FLOWERS OF THE CASTLE

Three knights fought hard
with swords of steel
that glistened in the sun;
their blood flowed fast,
the sky grew dark,
yet day had just begun.

Three knights died bravely
where they stood;
their swords lay on the ground.
The battle lost,
three warriors dead,
the earth made not a sound.

With one year passed,
the blood-soaked earth
gave forth an eerie sign
where three men died, three flowers grew,
and stood there in a line.

Dave Edwards – 2012.

Oh yes – and I used Fineliners and Faber Castell TG1-S pens or this.

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