Other art - Drawing
Simon's portraits are a mixture of lead pencil, chalk pastel and gel ink. The one exception is the picture of H.R.H. Prince Charles. I've given this the title 'Just the ticket' and as you may be able to spot, is made entirely out of used rail tickets! All these portraits started life as pencil outlines produced using a unique and highly accurate 'pantograph' device capable of enlarging photographs up to 4X. The images themselves were cuttings from a range of weekly magazines.
Simon Ewart-Grist has enjoyed drawing and painting portraits for about five years and exhibit regularly in the Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill Libraries in West Sussex. I come from an engineering background and it was this that gave me the idea for the 'accurate pantograph system'. It's no great secret and anyone wishing to find out how it works can contact me. images ©copyright Simon Ewart-grist 965