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 Richard Trevithick's London Steam Carriage 1803 by Dennis Melling
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My vector drawing (not auto trace or copy) of Richard Trevithick’s London Steam Carriage on a background of my coloured pencil drawing of Richmond in Yorkshire.

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Richard Trevithick built a prototype road locomotive at Camborne in his native Cornwall and in 1801 he ran this several hundred yards up a hill with several people hanging on it and whilst they were in a pub celebrating the event it set fire to the shed it was in and was destroyed.

On completion of a new Steam Carriage in July of 1803 the London Steam Carriage, as it was known, was driven about 10 miles through the streets of London to Paddington and back through Islington with 7 or 8 guest passengers, the streets having been closed to other vehicles. This was the first trip of a self-powered passenger carrying vehicle in the world.

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  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Terrific work and history Dennis!

  • Thank you very much Susie :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakealmost 2 years ago

    So much detail in there I have not got the patience to draw little bits like that :) fabulous work!

  • My wife also wonders where I get the patience :)
    The difference in my drawings though is that it would take me weeks to complete such a pencil drawing of the town and just one day for the vector drawing of the carriage :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

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    and Congratulate Featured Artists

  • Thank you Vitta this feature is very much appreciated :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    A really beauty!!! You certainly put a lot of detail in this excellent piece!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill – I love producing the pencil drawings but, unfortunately, it is very time consuming :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Moonie, this is very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful image, Dennis! FAVE & Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very, very, much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jonathan  Green
    Jonathan Greenalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous Artwork !
    Well Done !!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 30th April, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thank you very, very, much – I really appreciate the feature :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Well, Dennis, I am delighted! You have introduced me to an appreciation for “vector drawing” which I had never heard of before reading your Profile! I love your work! Is the drawing you did in 1952 in your portfolio? You are my first ever contact with Romania! Cheers from Washington State. Maggie PS, yes like Gena, I really enjoyed the historical description!

  • Many, many, thanks for your interest, it is certainly very welcome :)
    Here is my 1952 drawing :) I am not sure that it was 1952 but my mother just knew that it was anything up to that date :

    Whenever I produce art of any kind (which used to apply also to all my photographs that were accepted into agencies and libraries) I seek to find out as much information about the subject as I possibly can (I think this brings about a must truer feeling in my images :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Boo Hoo! I can’t get into the link of your 1952 drawing! I can’t make a link in my RB either. My computer must block them???? I think your drawing should be at the top of your profile. It is so special to have been with RB since then. Congratulations!

  • OK my ‘masterpiece’ is now in pride of place in my profile :):)

    – Dennis Melling

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