Conistone Moor and the Grid Project

Yorkshire Photo Walks was running ‘The Yorkshire Dales Photographic Grid Project’ over the summer of 2016 and I decided to get involved. The idea was to visit the grid square intersection points and take a photograph at each point. This project linked in well with the...

Inspiration for a map tile

For some map tiles, the inspiration is purely from the landscape features, such as Malham and the Three Peaks (version 1). For the Grassington tile I added text in places related to the landscape and used printing blocks to represent the buildings in the town. For the...

Making of a map tile

Initial model All the map tiles start out with a series of foamboard contours which are then covered roughly in oil based clay to get the shape of the landscape. The detail on the surface is then modelled in oil based clay, paper mache, or a combination of the two,...

Map tiles in the making

After another casting session at the weekend, I now have seven map tiles cast and ready to finish off. Expect some more updates soon!

Just another normal weekend!

Saturday Adding to my bizzard cosumes! Adding additional shell to reinforce the shells. Sunday A casting session, finally success in casting my Skipton map tile, amongst...

Cleaning off the casts

Doing some tidying up from my last bronze cast. The first job is to knock off as much of the shell as possible Then the sprues are cut off and sanded back flat Then it's ready for wire brushing to clean off all remaining...