Last weekend, as a much needed break from my scratchboard project, I decided to draw something fun…something just for me. So I turned to my collection of what I call “someday photos”…reference images I’ve collected over time for a rainy day or for inspiration. Well, one of my favorite images in the group is one that a fellow blogger, Matt, of the wonderful and elegant picsofthen blog, very kindly let me use for a drawing. Thank you so much for generously allowing me to use one of your beautiful photos as a reference, Matt! I could not have enjoyed drawing these four tough guys more! For those interested, you can check out the awesome original photograph here.
I drew this over the course of three days, a total of roughly six hours of work. It was refreshingly quick to draw and it was so nice to draw something spontaneous and without pressure. I used inks and white charcoal on a wonderful gray tinted paper for this drawing. I don’t often mix media, but this time it seems to have a nice effect. The gray paper was such fun to use, and I think I’ll be doing more like this in the future.
– 8 x 10 inches on Strathmore gray tinted Pastel Paper
– Drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens of various shades of gray and black, almost exclusively using the Brush Tip size
– Once the inks were in place, I added pops of white with a white charcoal pencil in areas such as the faces, eyes, shirts, scarves, buttons and just a hint on the leather gloves.
– This took roughly six hours to complete
Thanks for looking. Have a great rest of the week, and happy first day of Spring!