In this blog post I will take you into the process from the beginning to the end of a drawing (custom)!
In May, it was my birthday and to celebrate this I gave a customized drawing on instagram . You could leave as a reaction your idea what you would like to have signed and from this I chose a winner. The idea that appealed to me the most was that of Annemieke:
My idea .. Slightly crazy but the backbone with pelvis .. Have just had a back operation and it remains special how your body is! Love! Annemieke
Below I show in 5 steps how I make a drawing, to give you a little bit of an idea of what is involved and how I work.
First of all I start with a quick sketch. If I am satisfied, I will continue to work it out. I just use print paper to draw, which works best for me, because I often write and sign shopping lists and other things. 🙂
The next step is to outline the subject with fineliner. I usually use the pigma micron from Sakura and mainly the .005 (this is not advertising, I’m just a fan!). The .005 sets fine and narrow lines so that I can work very precisely. With the .01 I indicate where the shadows should come.
3. Work out
The final drawing
Now that I have a good basis, I start with the details. Sometimes I draw a drawing a number of times until I have the right proportions or because I am simply not satisfied with it. And sometimes it succeeds at once!
4. Scan and edit
Close-up of the scan.
When I am satisfied, I scan the drawing. Then I edit the scan and remove everything that does not belong to the drawing (shopping lists, notes, etc.). I also make the drawing more clean by removing a number of lines and small errors.
Process from sketch to final drawing.
5. To the printer
The end result of the drawing of the pelvis and the spine.
The drawing is final and goes to the printer! I have the drawing printed on lightly broken white paper with a nice structure. As soon as I have received the drawing, I wrap it in a plastic cover and go to the new owner!