Guns, drawn

Two original pistols from World War One. They could have faced each other in combat on a battlefield, now meeting in peacetime(ish) one hundred years later on a table in Shropshire, while I drew them with a bamboo dip-pen. A German officer’s Luger automatic, and an English officer’s Webley  revolver. Very different guns to handle; the Luger is mechanically sophisticated, light, well balanced, while the Webley’s basic, heavy, and tips forward. But both lethal, and now out off action.

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Other guns drawn over the years in various museums and collections…

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to Guns, drawn

  1. gabriel says:

    Every machine is builded for kill another human being….is so difficult to me – psycological speaking – draw them….

    • Ed Mostly says:

      I’m always interested to draw them, partly because I spent so many years of my childhood playing with toy guns. But to handle them is very odd, the compressed power they contain…

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