Titus Surveys Giclée Print by Nick Tankard
This is a giclée print of Nick Tankard's dreamlike image of Sir Titus Salt, the founder of Salts Mill and Saltaire, surveying the chimneystacks and brooding skies of Bradford, considering creating a better life for his workers. Coat tails flapping in the wind as the clouds gather, he's a curious and inspiring figure.
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.
Giclée print on Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm paper
Approximate dimensions: image size 35 x50cm; paper size 40 x 55cm