|Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite 1960|
Ink and Watercolour
That's the finished picture and what it might look like framed, but I thought you might be interested in how it got to that stage, so here's step-by-step account of how I went about creating the picture you see above.
|1. The client supplies a number of photographs but the flat profile view is|
preferable, though I like to see the subject from a variety of angles
to get a feel for it in three dimensions.
|2. I transfer the image to layout paper (freehand) using a grid system.|
|3. Happy with the drawing, it is then transferred to a sheet|
of 140lb rough watercolour paper using a .05mm fineliner pen.
|4. Initial washes are laid down for the basic colourings |
of the larger areas.
|5. Washes are gradually built up on these painted areas, plus a |
bit of spattering and some sprayed ink lines, leaving only
the finer detail to be added.
|6. The chrome parts are subtly painted to suggest reflective light,|
and other details and lines are inked in using fine-liner pens of varying
sizes from .1mm to .7mm.
All it needs now is to be titled and signed.