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Cilwendeg Woollen Mill

sketchbook showing a pen drawing of Cilwendeg Woolen Mill, Drefach-Felindre, Carmarthenshire
Cilwendeg Woollen Mill, Drefach Felindre

I started using a bit of software to present me with random photos from my collection to sketch in the hope of avoiding choice paralysis. When the reference photo for this one appeared, I initially gulped at the prospect of its complexity. Lots of texture, little details and some serious perspective. Soldiering on, I think I got the balance of technicality and expressiveness about right in this one.

After retracing my route from several years ago by looking at earlier photos, and a bit of Google image search, I identified the location and the name of the mill as Cilwendeg Woollen Mill, so I actually got a proper title for this one.

On a side note, as I write this, part of the mill is up for sale. 11 bedroom home anyone?

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Landscape artist Chris Richards lives on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the village of Ystradgynlais. Chris works mainly in oils, but also dabbles with acrylics, ink pens, watercolours, and soft pastels.

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