Horse and Cart

Horse and Cart

Horse and Cart
Conte on paper

This drawing, made with black conte pencil on laid paper, is based on a still I obtained from a 1907 movie of scenes from Vancouver and Victoria streets, filmed from a streetcar. This empty dray, for carrying bulk goods, crossed the tracks just ahead of the streetcar. The conte strokes  vary in darkness through variations in pressure, and create a shimmering effect reminiscent of the old movie!