Shay loci

In my twenties I made a good living doing pen and ink drawings and limited edition prints. My subject of choice was things that were quickly disappearing. One of my favourite subjects was steam trains, specifically the Shay locomotive. My art work was sold in forty galleries across British Columbia. It's been quite a while since I've done that kind of drawing.

Recently, Norm, a good friend of mine asked me to do a drawing of a Shay locomotive. He and some of his buddies are restoring the locomotive in coming months for the British Columbia Forest Museum. They will produce a limited edition print of the drawing which will be sold to raise funds for the project.

It felt good to go back to my roots and do this kind of drawing once more. But there was a difference for this time I did the drawing digitally, on my iPad.

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