03 October 2010

The various stages of a drawing

Figure sketching. I had opted for A3 watercolour paper. Firstly the pencil sketch was made after an assessment was made of the proportions of the model. The figure was then sited within. The pencil used was a Chunghwa. One did not need expensive pencils for this.

Upon the completion of the pencil work, ink was applied, firming the lines and adjusting others. The heavier lines were emphasised. A 0.4 pigment pen was used in this instance. The direction of the lighting was also considered.

Finally, watercolour is applied with the skin tones being assessed and painted first. This was followed by the overcoat, the inner shirt, the shadows and finally the jeans. A final touch with ink had proven unnecessary.

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