Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 26/09/2017)

Boom! Still unfinished, but glad I could take a big step forward at once with this big piece that the helmet represents. Still have to put a second coat on it, and probably touch up the edges here and there, but it's still a big achievement.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 24/09/2017)

Just granted me some time to work on it. Been a while! I was a bit rusty with the strokes, but I'm happy I could manage to work on the whole shirt checkers at once, for a more homogeneous result. Still gotta add some shadows and add a second layer do the black squares, but the hardest part of it is done. After that, still a big challenge to come: the helmet!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 14/09/2017)

Back to the great slowness... but still moving! The king part is more or less done. I might add some cross-hatching details on the white shoulder pads. Or not. I'll see. A big advantage of working over a substantial coat of gesso is that I can scratch errors with a sharp knife blade.

There won't be any update about this for a while, as I won't be able to work on it. Dammit. It's far from being finished anyway...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 02/09/2017)

First two steps done!
- Basecoat with gesso to have a white, smooth surface compatible with pencil/eraser and black liners.
- Reproduction of the drawings with a pencil. To ease the erasing later, I've used a hard 2H pencil.

About 20 hours in the making... Next step: inking of the contours!