Australian seamen and different trade unions, slogans and graffiti down at the dock.
Two prints from last week of etching course. The one at the bottom just a plain etching on hard ground. The one above with the addition of Aquatint and sugarlift.
Aquatint on a hard ground.
Aquatint on a hard ground etching with heavy acid bite outline.
Two police officers assist a colleague from a battle scene.
Sketch of police restraining a miner during the strikes.
The Pursuit of the Idle. Coalpickers tirelessly picking a seam (even when out of work).
Storyboarding by building narratives and playing with ideas before eventual transferral into drawing/prints at a later stage.
Essential project reading for that flavour of 1860's northern France. The novel is about poverty and hardship during the time of a major strike. The title translates into a time for germination in nature but also has a double meaning as a political uprising that caused the starvation of millions of Parisians at the time.