here are some more illustrations for my current project revolving around the miners of Caerau. there are also illustrations with the lyrics from Max Boyce's song "Duw its hard". i feel it really sums up the attitude of people and of miners it was a hard life, and they deserve respect. the first few are pencil drawings and the last ones are watercolour.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
i was looking into the story behind britcit in the old 2000 ads and found out that there were English and Scottish judges. naturally i was confused to see wales had nothing..it appears they are just nomads referred to as "Gaels" but i thought it right to create my own version of a welsh judge...judge Dai
for a current project im in the middle of illustrating the story of the decline of the coal industry in wales. its a sad tale although there are still collierys around there arnt as many as there were in the 19th century. its also a personal story due to my family having come from a mining backround. so heres a miner from the same little town as my family, caerau sittuated in the llynfi valley.