A standard report from a holiday in Dartmoor, where the writer recounts visiting a trout farm, which sounds like a bit of a disappointment and seeing the ponies getting ready for market, this image, of Bowermans Nose posed quite a challenge in terms of the sheer number of lines I had to do.
I used coloured fineliners to outline the grass and trees, which were not my usual fineliner, and weren’t waterproof, but the watercolour merged with the colour so it worked out ok in the end.
Bowermans Nose is one of the strangest rock outcrops on Dartmoor, and legend has it that it is the remains of a Bowerman the hunter and his pack of hounds. Bowerman was the only person in Dartmoor who was not afraid of witches and one day, the witches set a trap for the fearless hunter and turned him and his dogs to stone. Bowerman was a popular man in the moors and, when the local people saw Bowermans nose, they rose up and chased the witches from Dartmoor.
They all apparently mounted their brooms and took off to Wales and thanks to Bowerman you’ll not find any witches in Dartmoor these days