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Titus Descends Pencil Tin by Nick Tankard


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This charming pencil tin, designed by Saltaire artist Nick Tankard and exclusive to Salts, comes with 12 HB pencils.  The pencil tin is produced for us in the UK and features a UV print of a dreamlike image of Sir Titus Salt, the founder of Salts Mill and Saltaire. 

Nick's illustrations are produced using a cross-hatch technique with a black fine line pen. Layer upon layer of small ink lines are built up to form structure and shape, whilst other areas are left untouched in order to hint at a flickering light or billowing clouds. It’s a very time consuming process. He cross-hatches in one direction, then turns the image around and adds another layer to create shade and depth, whilst also leaving elements untouched to hint at light and space. The image may turn ten to twenty times until it’s finished.

The approximate measurements of the pencil tin are:  20.5cm long, 6cm wide,  2.5cm depth.