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Friday, 18 February 2011
Lately I've tried to combine the characters and pattern in one image using different drawing styles for each.
As the comission is for two walls on different levels I will require two final images. I hit on the idea that they could be linked by a narrative such as a lady thinking wistfully of the coach-house farrier on one level, and he her on the other.
Although the illustrations here don't describe it at the moment, the pattern behind the life-size figures could give an insight into their thoughts: she could have horses and farriers, and he coaches and ladies, but never the twain shall meet.
This all riquired me to think up my own repeat pattern, but at the present hurdle is thinking how best to tranfer something this complicated to a 2m x 4m wall.
My coach wheels are based on the stonemasonry details of Norwich's Ethelbert gate while the birds that occaisionally appear are canaries: the local F.C.