Friday, June 02, 2006


step 1: ballpoint pen on toned paper drawing.
step 2: watercolor painting combined with drawing.
step 3: color tinted.
step 4: added highlights and some shadows.
part 5: texture changes made in photoshop.
part 6: added last punches of reflective color and treated myself to something delicious to eat/ drink.

The entire process requires 3-7 hours (not including time for the delicious something). This piece took over four hours. part 1 (the drawing) takes up about as much time as the remaining steps combined. That time estimate doesn't include the preliminary thumbnails and/ or doodles that usually precede the ball-point pen drawing.

I'm happy with the shirt wrinkles.
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