Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Day 4: Red Clydesider MacLean

John MacLean, 24 Aug 1879 – 30 Nov 1923, legendary Scottish Socialist imprisoned in Peterheid for sedition for vocal protests against WW1, Subject of songs, poems and fitba chants and honoured by the Soviet Union with an avenue in Leningrad and an appearance on postage stamps.
I was quite happy with this one- 8 and a wee bit minutes, which was a surprise- weapon of choice was a blue colouring pencil of the el-cheapo variety. It was actually quite nice to draw with and seemed pretty effective for speed. I also like how, with different pressures, the blue seems to have different colours-it almost looks like two different pencils. Kind of reminds me of phthalo blue paint.

9 comments:

  1. Good heavens, my old mentor. Beautifully done rendition.

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  2. Cheers man- there was me safe in te knowledge that no-one was looking!

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  3. I smelt revolution in the air and came running.

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  4. Late for the revolution? Times change, but Bolsheviks don't...

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  5. Methinks you are getting Bolsheviks mixed up with yanks in WWII...

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  6. nuh uh! Turn up late and shoot the anarchists, that's how it goes... everyone knows that.

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  7. Actually, relations between the Bolsheviks and the anarchists were cordial compared to the Second International era. There wasn't really much of a need for strife between Bolsheviks and anarchists as the latter was on the wane.
    'Everyone' knows that. The Kronstadt incident was largely caused by the French and Makhno wasn't really an anarchist by anyones standards.

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  8. hahahaha- I wish I could reply with a small picture of a gnome fishing...

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  9. You don't need to, you described it.

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