At long last, after working on this for the last six months, I am finally calling this piece complete. It was worth the time…I had a lot of fun with this drawing, and I’ve learned a lot, too. The variety of textures in the reference made this very challenging, but as I’ve said before on this blog, I do love a challenge. 🙂
– 8×8 inch Ampersand scratchboard.
– Tools used: Mostly an X-Acto Knife with a #11 blade, and also two sizes of fiberglass brush, and Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I used the black pen for correcting mistakes, and various gray shades to add depth and dimension. The leather and fabric textures were done by “whitening” out the shape with a fiberglass brush and X-Acto Knife, and then going over them with pale gray pens to obscure the individual marks and give the surface a soft, even texture. In the leather parts, I went in stages. White out, soften with pen, white out, soften with pen, and finally ended with bright, worn spots where they were needed.
Some close ups for those interested in seeing the details. 🙂
Thank you to everyone who followed along and commented along the way. The company makes me happy. I hope you’ll join me for the next work in progress!