Just pencil, pen and inks. Just for fun.
Well, I have skipped a few steps, sort of finished it and forgot to document progress. So, sorry if anyone was actually following it. It’s fairly self explanatory though. Here it is finished:
I’m pretty happy with it. I can see things that I’d like to change (as always) but haven’t got the strength to keep changing things. Otherwise, where do you stop? I think I will call it finished and do a better job on the next one. As a first attempt I’m quite proud.
Here’s today’s progress. It doesn’t look like much… and that’s because I have been procrastinating quite a lot. And dithering. I don’t exactly think today went swimmingly well- lot’s of cock ups that needed sorting out. But nevertheless, here we go:
More tomorrow I hope. I’m currently snowed in my house, so there’s really no avoiding it. Let’s hope I don’t forget myself again and slap a horn on her head like a unicorn. God.
So I was about to start my pretentious “modern” art whim, and I thought to myself, “What would I be likely to buy if I was going to buy a painting?”. So I held off on that idea and decided to do a (quite heavily) inspired Alphonse Mucha style painting instead. I love art nouveau so it seemed an obvious choice.
I have taken quite a lot of pictures of the process this time. So I’m going to put them up tutorial(ish) stylee.
I use acrylic paint for most of my work because it dries quickly. But if you like to take your time you might want to try oils instead.
Just a side note- I will be explaining things as if my way is the only fathomable way of doing things. Because, well… it is.
So this is where I got to today. Will be carrying on tomorrow and posting more progress pictures.