This is a piece that kind of just rushed out of my head and onto some bristol in less than a day. I haven’t done a segment talking about process in years so consider this the relaunch of the “Anatomy of” series I once had going on Myspace when that was active. See this blog through to the end to get the full experience please. If not, just skip to the bottom to see the finished piece. Thanks!
We have a lot of photos to get into so lets get to it now.
Here is a look at some tools below:
Here is my eraser, F lead Kimberly (forgive me 2H), Paper mate ink pen, and a crummy 4 brush from Thailand which I have chewed up over the years.
Still using this Reeves 12 set of Water Colours I acquired five years ago. Great pigments from these babies.
Get that paint palette ready…
Miniature blown glass pitcher made by yours truly to hold my water.
Bristol on my smaller drawing board. Ready to go from here on out with the penciling.
The initial refined pencils. This was drawing with the F pencil which I enjoy for its softer qualities, but it can leave nice light marks along with dark ones. From here I added a few other bits to the design and started throwing down flats with the watercolors.
At this point the majority of the colors are down and it is time to get the darker values out then begin the inking process.
Here is the finished piece with inks and all. Forgive the lightness of the values since my camera doesn’t pick them all up. I really need a large scanner! Enjoy some details below. Feel free to ASK QUESTIONS about this piece if you are curious about any of the symbolism. I realize it isn’t very self-explanatory.