Been busy over the past week/ten days with a whole raft of paintings and illustrations. Here’s the first: a mediaeval waterwheel for the January 2011 issue of DIG magazine – the US kids’ archaeology publication I do a lot of illustration work for. The wheel was excavated in London, and is now stored in York. It dates from the C.12th, and is the largest-diameter mediaeval waterwheel known in Europe.
The brief was to produce a cutaway illustration for the title page. I wanted to make sure that it was clear how the waterwheel worked, so I added in those blue arrows. I did a version with and a version without the arrows, so I’m not sure which one will get used in the final publication.
Pleased with the way this turned out. I always like doing illustrations for DIG and other Carus publications because I enjoy the challenge of explaining archaeology, etc. to a younger audience.