I admit to enjoying using both pens and pencils for my drawing work. Both of these mediums are highly controlable though ink work is not easily corrected if you make a mistake…… Therefore, I always “rough” out my subject in a soft pencil before applying the ink.
Another thing I do is leave the work alone after the pencil work, for a while. Its amazing how you can spot any error(s) when you return to a work. Staring at the board for end-less hours, definitely makes you incapable to seeing mistakes……..
It is essential to use a very soft rubber to eradicate unwanted pencil lines and to highlight facial features. Also, brush off all rubber dust with a wide and soft, fan, water-colour brush and then use a hair-drier to blow away all the rubber debrix.
I love motorbikes – and always have. Futhermore, I loved my own bikes, rode them as fast as I dared, fell off, dusted myself off and immediately got back on again. I suspect though, that a detailed x ray would show up some interesting cracks in my skeleton………..
This particular motoring artwork features the French Superbike Champion, Johann Zarco on the 2019 KTM. This work has been executed in ink and pencil on A3 size paper. For added effect, touches of red have been added to emphasise the work. This is an original, signed artwork and will be exhibited (framed and mounted, under glass) at a motorsport venue in Rennes – of which, more anon.
Every Artist knows that particular feeling that sometimes, you HAVE to PAINT an item you have just seen! It could be something that is in keeping with your style as an Artist or it may not, but paint it….you must. And this is exactly what happened to me when I first encountered this beautiful machine. You might ask why the rear view? I’ll tell you -the front of this Porsche, although beautifully styled as are most Porsches, didn’t have (to me) the “kerb” appeal of the rear! The drama of those huge wheel arches, housing these amazingly wide tyres and the spoiler under the elegant rear window, make this truly an iconic machine – bred for racing!
This work has been executed on primed, box-framed canvas, size 40cm x 50cm. It is an original, signed artwork and will be for sale shortly in a venue in Rennes: more anon. The profits from the sale of this and other motoring artworks at this exhibition are for Medecins Sans Frontieres. I hope you enjoy this work.
Source: BUILDING AN ARTWORK FROM SCRATCH.