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Helios is an abstract pen and ink drawing. The drawing is inspired by my interest in machines, mechanical design, symmetry, structure and geometry. Helios is also a revision of two earlier drawings, Prophet and Tambora. I borrowed elements from these two drawings and re-arranged them so that the drawing is split in half. The original size is 14" x 17". The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. Once the design was created, I drew the final image free-hand over the pencil drawing in ink using a Rapidograph .25 mm pen. The primary design for the drawing is a two-fold symmetry axis reflecting a mirror image of the upper and lower halves. From start to finish, the drawing required about 150 hours to complete. My drawings are scanned on an archival quality flat bed scanner. The scans create a digital image which is then sent to my printer for reproductions of various sizes.