This is my nephew drawn in Graphitint with just a bit of color pencil in the lips and hair.
So, I thought I'd do one of the Good Flea's Chewy to show you the process.
Love this photo! This started out as a black and white drawing with just a hint of tint. Well, just watch the progress. I can be fickle!
Since I'm using a 9x12 inch format, I just printed out a greyscale 8.5x11inch copy to trace using homemade graphite paper.
I like Strathmore vellum Bristol board. It is smoother than some of the other brands and can take more layers of pencil. Here, I've lightly taped the paper photo over the graphite paper on the board. Then I trace with a sharp pencil all the major areas I need.
Once it is traced, I come over it with a light touch of color pencil. Then I'll use a gum eraser to get rid of the graphite. The color pencil will still be visible whereas a regular #2 pencil would also be erased.
Here, I've started laying in the Graphitint. The hat has been dampened with a wet brush to achieve an overall effect. I used black and red pencils.
And that's all folks til next time when we'll continue the process. I'm nearly finished, but, it is getting too lengthy for one posting.
So, until then, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,