This is a post from series of How to’s. I love looking at art projects in progress myself. I’m thinking of making video speed drawings, but for now just posting photo reports.
I start with a fast Stabilo pen sketch in my pocket Moleskine
Sometimes I just take this and scan it right to my computer to color and tweak it in Photoshop. But this time I want it to be hand drawn in bigger format, so I take my fabulous Faber-Castell A4 notepad and draw the tree again with a pencil, using my Moleskine as a reference.
After I’m happy with the composition, I outline it with a Stabilo pen. The excessive pencil gets erased.
Some finishing touches for the linework…
…and the outline is ready!
Now time for some coloring! I’m really lucky to have a selection of Faber-Castell color crayons/pencils. Wonderful quality and colors.
I pick a limited number of colors and try them with my linework. Looks fine
Not forgetting to use underlying sheet of paper so that I do not smudge anything.
Then I upload it into my computed for come further coloring, texturizing and final touches.
Will post the final version later.