It's been a while since I'd been to the Taranaki Aviation Technology and Transport Museum. While I was there, they fired up an engine from a ship used to dredge sand from the seaport. The sign said that it ran at about 100rpm on the ship but when I was there, in the museum, it was much slower than that. (Maybe 10-20%?) At that speed, it was making this sound that was like it was breathing. It was so hypnotic that I ended up sitting down and sketching it.
I made a 60-second video, if you want to hear the breathing sound:
I'm looking for a winter sketching venue so maybe I'll be back periodically.
Several of our sketching group attended the Mokau Easter Bone Carving weekend with 30 others. Master Carver Owen Mapp presided and Mike Brown did the magnificent organising. Owen was recently in the New Years Honours List
Even bone carving needs some sort of sketching skills, here were my attempts
A wonderful event and a big shout out to the whole town who came out on the communal meal and fed us hot cross buns.