Acrylic on paper
53 x 35 cm
This is another example of B&W illustration featuring a Spanish vapour locomotive. This time we have chosen a much outstanding machine which was in use in 1854. The grey hue base colour was slightly tinted using reddish brown. Old airbrush papers such as Canson Aerograph and Zanderstern were added a thin layer of putty which was so really helpful to depict tiny white shining spots; it was necessary to scrape it with the tip of a blade or even with an eraser (a pencil with rigid rubber ending usually employed for correcting typewriter mistakes). This illustration is dated in May1994.