The question arose in the case of his Figure 4. It likewise arises in the case of his Figure 2.
Let’s try a direct comparison.
In the photographic reproduction (my scan of a photocopy), we can see that the pen strokes, compared with the overall size of the drawing, are relatively thick. The surrounding handwriting also helps to show how small this drawing is.
In Creighton’s drawing, these indications of scale are lost. He makes the pen strokes thinner than they really are. In particular, he makes the initial character (the “circle”) bigger than it is in the original, especially its internal diameter. Looking at Creighton’s drawing, we may well feel that Vyse could have got three lines into the circle. Looking at something closer to the original, it’s not so obvious, is it?
Looks to me like another case of impression management taking precedence over truth telling.
Whatever we may say regarding the deficiencies with respect to truth of Creighton’s drawings in Atlantis Rising, readers of that magazine have been treated relatively handsomely. Readers of Nexus get nothing but Creighton’s drawings. (So are you going to award yourself medals for what you’ve “presented” in that context, Creighton?)