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Friday, August 05, 2016
Working on the Railroad
Some years back I worked up a portfolio of ink drawings of historical railroad engines. The drawings were never published, unfortunately, but here are a few. I used various photographic resources for these, mostly obtained online from the historical society involved. These drawings were made using a traditional dip pen and bottled ink. I used Higgins Eternal ink for a lot of them but I did several using iron gall ink, an ancient form of ink used for centuries and still available. The iron gall ink has a rather sepia tint, as you can see in some of these images. The drawings were done on 2-ply Bristol trimmed to about 7x11.