…more views of Glastonbury Tor
Even gods and spirits of nature get fed up with the weather sometimes, though I admit I missed a trick on this one. This is another for the 2015 calendar ’12 Views of the Tor’, and the sketch was done on about the 1st of January. A few weeks later I would have thought it more appropriate to put this pair in a boat, as Somerset seems to be rapidly filling up with water. They didn’t call Glastonbury the Isle of Avalon for nothing…
So, apologies to local readers: this will not seem quite as appropriate as it might have five weeks ago, but here is one more for the calendar:
This plate was made in the same way as the blackberry-picking fairy of my post on ‘imaginary drawing’ – it is entirely in drypoint, with some use of sandpaper in the background first – coarse sandpaper on the slope of the Tor, and some finer sandpaper across the sky a little. After that I burnished out the scratches where I didn’t want them – on the scarf in particular – before completing the rest of the drawing with the Pointy Tool.