Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Warm-up sketches for the two pictures in the previous post...

Used the fashion part of a magazine for help with Kirsten's picture. I didn't want the girl to be Kirsten, but not unlike her.
I was really stuck for quite a while trying to think up an idea for what to draw her. She likes clothes and shopping, and unlike me has the money to do it. That's all I could think of. I hate to think what I'm going to do her next year, If I can think of anything...

Post-its are so handy for stuff like this. The head in the oringinal drawing was all wrong, but I liked the rest of it. Enter the post-it. Used this image to trace onto the watercolour paper in a light 3H pencil.

Some watercolour tests. I should have done much more, but I left it too late. Little self portrait in the bottom left-hand corner. It's nice to have a bit of colour =)

I got distracted by the urge to draw a vampy lady.
I was surprised at how tricky I found drawing Jessie at first. Her arms are particularly gard when you have to really think about how the stitching behaves when she moves her arms.

Tom pointed out that she looked a bit off-balance, and of course he was right! And I was just about to trace it for the final drawing, so good save =)

Final sketch before tracing.


Lynne M. Laurenson said...

my favourite is the tiny tiny little self portrait on the colour test page :D it's so like you it's unreal :D x

thomasg said...

It's seriously cute