Ned Kelly drawing ...... design by John Harding

Ned Kelly drawing ...... design

I was asked to come up with a Ned Kelly design for use on t-shirts...... this is what I came up with :)
all graphite piece on A3 paper......
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Fantastic graphite work! Love the composition of the piece!
over 1 year ago
hey thanks Shawn
over 1 year
Yes I can see this on a T shirt with the guns a blazing! Excellent work John. ****** Cheers, Nyra
over 1 year
lol thanks Nyra :)
over 1 year
ooooh
amazing pose
great drawing
very well done
over 1 year
hey thanks Yeser :)
over 1 year
fantastic work, great depth :}
over 1 year
many thanks Loretta
over 1 year
fantastic work
over 1 year
thanks Lilly
over 1 year
This is incredible John, brilliant work:))
over 1 year
hey many thanks Lynnie "hugs"
over 1 year
John your work is outstanding and this will really look wonderful on a T-shirt. I am sure they are thrilled with this design.
over 1 year
hey thanks so much Cyril :)
over 1 year
Love it and it is magnificently done. I would'nt want to be at the other end of the barrel.LOL. Excellent. Take care-Sharon
over 1 year
lol awww thanks so much Sharon "hugs"
over 1 year
Brilliant drawing mate with great fore-shortening Congratz.

Some more on Ned's gun.
But the gun that Ned was famous for was a sawn off single shot big bore. I would have to check the details again but when he sawed it off (age 14 in the bush late 1800s - quite a feat) there was nothing left to hold the front of the butt (wood) onto the steel barrel so he tied it on with waxed string. The gun went into a museum and it disappeared and when questioned the curator said it was old and tied together with string so he threw it out. Mick Jagger had a replica for his movie on Ned but the barrel was wrong it was prob .22 bore whereas the other was about .4 something.

I researched it years ago when I made a 13 KG cast iron wall plaque of his gun and I weathered it for patina. I made the plaque using technology of Ned's time.

It is worth reading all you can on Ned, maybe if he was born in different times .......
over 1 year
hey thanks Col, say I didn't know about that gun...... interesting, the gun I used for a reference was the one he used at the final siege at glen rowan, sure I embellished a little by adding 2 guns lol...... here is the actual gun taken from him on that day
browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=ned+kelly+gun#/d57flq
I've seen this gun in the old melbourne goal, it's all quite amazing...... cheers, John
over 1 year
You will not find this one the curator said he thew it out.

www.ironoutlaw.com/html/weapons.html
over 1 year
geez what a cock to throw it out lol
over 1 year
This is an awesome tshirt drawing...those guns a-blazin'...great foreshortening; makes it very effective;)
over 1 year
hey thanks very much Linda :)
over 1 year
AMAZING, John! Congratulations! Warm regards Angela
over 1 year
hey thanks so much Angela
over 1 year
look at those guns..wow!! looking incredibly like in real life once again!
over 1 year
Great!
over 1 year
Pow!!! Fantastic graphite art! Love the smoking guns. A dynamic and charismatic image. Brilliant artwork!
over 1 year
lol hey thanks very much Rusty :)
over 1 year
Wow!! Amazing talent you have, not only are your portraits brilliant, its your own twist and style that makes them outstanding.
over 1 year
awww thanks so much Jo, "hugs"
over 1 year
this is the best picture ive seen of Ned Kelly fantastic art!
over 1 year
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John HardingHello everyone, thank you so much for stopping by.....
A little about me :)
I'm a self taught artist, no training at all in the arts which I think has worked in my advantage in creating my own style of drawing & refining it over the years.
I was born & raised in New Zealand in 1964, I moved to Australia in 1993 to try and make it in the art scene......
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