Pencil drawing, 15 × 10 inches of a North East England fishing boat called a Coble. My entry for this month’s (October) Art Club’s monthly competition, subject Transport.
This is my 2nd upload but still can’t get the contrast right.
Feature in NAUTICAL, October 24, 2013
Over 700 views wef 24 October 2013


pencil, paper, north east, england, uk, fishing, boat, coble, woodie, neil wooding, 1900s, 1900

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful drawing. I love the reflections.

  • Thanks for the fave Lisa, Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 2 years ago

    Great sketch Neil, glad to see you were placed in the challenge !!!

  • Thanks George, It’s rather a bit hit and miss picking the most appealing subjects for these comps. LOL !! Cheers

    – Woodie

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    Looks more than good to me. Fine work, Neil.

  • Thanks for being so kind Sheila but I’m going to have one more try to get the contrast right and re-upload.
    Thanks Neil

    – Woodie

  • I’ve re-uploaded. Any better. ??

    – Woodie

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely piece of work Neil, a fav

  • Thanks for fave Barry Cheers

    – Woodie

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Neil! You’re very talented my friend. ~Sam

  • Thanks Sam

    – Woodie

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    I think you’ve accomplished it, but as I said, the other looked good to me, too. That’s the trouble with our artists’ eyes… can always tweak & improve, we think.

  • Yes we can’t leave things alone and it’s always difficult to see when a drawing is finished. !!

    – Woodie

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 2 years ago

    As usual Excellent

  • Thanks Bobby son, – Pops

    – Woodie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 2 years ago

    Great job Neil.

  • Thanks Walter,
    I’m re-enforcing my pencil lines and re-photoing it to try and improve the contrasts. Cheers

    – Woodie

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 2 years ago

    hey!!!!lovely,,,,one,,,good ole days gone by,,,i shall go down to the sea,,,to see, if i,ll go down,to the sea,,and swim forever in thee,,coming from a sea fearing family,i loved the sea,and her suppers she fed me,,

  • Thanks Walt, I suppose all sea-faring people are sea-fearing and put their faith in the good Lord ! cheers Mate.

    – Woodie

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 2 years ago

    my Newfoundlander grand dad, was captain of a sailing schooner, i have his sailing paper with his crews names on them,,his 2 brothers were owners and capt,s of their own ships,,during the great war,, my step dad,ship was grounded on the isl, of sable island and lost his ship to the sand and waves,none were lost, they manages to get ashore in ,Dorey,,,so, yes i know via fam, how dangerous the ocean is,, i enjoyed my 4 years sailing on it, and i too had a small boat in my youth

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