Original ballpoint pen drawing of an octopus on an original 1983 Godfrey Edition (second edition) of a 1894 Ordnance Survey map of Rotherhithe, London, UK.
On a gloomy winter's morning I went for a potter around a local town which has a lot of antique, vintage and retro shops and came across a few reproduction old Ordnance Survey maps and had to buy them. I have a bit of a weakness for old books and maps like some women have for shoes.
At the time I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but soon inspiration struck for a similar work - Peckham Raven. I wanted to draw an aquatic creature of some kind to tie in with the old nautical theme of the map and legends of the Kraken sprang to mind, though I doubt there were ever any sightings in the Thames!
It was quite nerve wracking at first and I felt guilty for scribbling away over such a wonderful thing as a map! I soon got into the swing of it though and am very happy with the end result. I have several ideas brewing for more.
This original artwork is signed on the front and accompanied by an individual signed certificate of authenticity. Care notes are also included to help you make the most of your purchase. See additional photos for details.
Limited edition prints of this artwork are also available for sale via my website http://lastlightcreations.com/portfolio/southwark-octopus/
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Ballpoint pen, Original 1983 reprint of a 1894 Ordnance Survey map of Rotherhithe, London, UK