Over the last little while I've had lots of people ask about the process behind my painting/ drawing/ creating.... as it is just that, a bit of a cobble together of a few different mediums and approaches. So I thought I might share the process with you on of the pieces form the 'treasure' exhibition. I kind of make it up as I am going, but it generally goes like this.....
Start with something beautiful from real life:
Then start sketching with pencil:
I don't muck around too much though before I start using the pen, as I get impatient and want to know how it's going to look. So I pull out the Copic liners - these are fabulously fine-nibbed pigment ink pens that are waterproof and don't bleed when I later paint over the top. I am a pen nerd and have about 20 of them and basically just love them. For anyone interested, neatest crispest lines you will ever draw! (I know, pen nerd).
So I use these to do much of the shading at this stage until it starts to look more like this...
Then I start to colour it with watercolour, like this:
Then I rehash it again and again, pen then paint, pen then paint, like this:
And finally, it's finished!
Hope you liked. Have a lovely Tuesday.