28 May 2019

Ngamotu Engine

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.

25 May 2019

Meat dreams are made of these...

Social Kitchen is an unashamedly meat oriented eating place - not for the faint hearted.  The meals melt in your mouth.

11 May 2019

Police Line-up

Couldn't go past this colourful line-up - at today's sketching.  

6 May 2019

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.

Till Henderson

Colourful lawyers with clocktower and the ripple of Len Lye behind

Heaven's Pizza into the gates of hell!  The pizzas were heavenly.