Forth Bridge from North Queensferry – Pastel and charcoal

The iconic Forth Railway bridge was completed in 1890 after the original design, by Sir Thomas Bouch, was abandoned after his Tay Bridge blew down at the end of 1879. It joins the county of Fife to the Lothians where Edinburgh sits. After the Tay disaster this rail bridge was built so strong some reckon it it massively over-engineered by at least 30%. It is one of the best known landmarks in the world.

This is another attempt to involve different media for sketching with. The old French Masters used “Black Chalk” which is still available but seems to be quite rare. I substituted charcoal instead.