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I wanted to draw the gun for many years, and finally got around to it. I consider this to be the most difficult drawing I've ever done. Although the digital image on this page doesn't show it well, the linework on the grille surrounding the gun was extremely time consuming to draw, as I wanted it to be visually perfect.
In the original drawing, the electrical lines that are wired onto the gun are painted red and yellow with liquid acrylic. The wires, in that configuration, indicate that the gun is loaded and ready to fire.
The drawing was selected for publication in Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society, in the June 2004 Issue Number 135, on page 23. It has been exhibited twice, at the Architectural Institute of B.C., and at the Daily Grind Cafe, Vancouver.
It is drawn with Pilot DR pigment ink pens, on OPUS coated drawing paper, 150 gsm weight. The paper is 15% rag and 85% alpha cellulose acid free, manufactured for OPUS by the company that makes the paper that Canadian money is printed on. The drawing is archivally matted with acid free 4-ply matteboard and liner, and framed in a 16" x 20" OPUS metal exhibition frame.