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The Steam Shovel
Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography
Photograph - Original Photography With A Digital Drawing And Watercolor Appearence
"The Steam Shovel" is a large steam-powered excavating machine designed for lifting and moving material such as rock and soil. It is the earliest type of power shovel or excavator. They played a major role in public works in the 19th and early 20th century, being key to the construction of railroads. (Wikipedia)
I found this piece sitting in the Orange Empire Railroad Museum. It's a massive conglomeration, and would never be thought of as sporty! I worked the photograph into a Pen and Ink style finish. The decay and rust broke down (pun intended) real well as textures and patterns. Almost romantically....
USE THE MAGNIFIER TO GET AN UP CLOSE VIEW OF THE FINISH.
(C) All Copyrights Reserved By Glenn McCarthy 2013
April 3rd, 2013
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