Continuing on from yesterday.
This is not the best drawing I’ve done, but I’m working through the process right now. This is a pattern that I will re-create as an appliqué panel, but wanted to see if I could draw a quarter of the image and then see how it turns out when I mirror image it.
It’s an experiment
I began drawing with the graphite pencil in adobe sketch.
I the colored it in with the marker.
The good thing about coloring with the marker is that you can correct any inconsistencies because you can color over mistakes.
I was juggling constantly and I think I really need to refine it.
When you click in the marker and choose the color you want to use, a small circle comes up with a size on it. The finest is a 1.5 and it goes up in size from there. I use the 1.5 for the Graphite pen and for outlining with the marker.
You can see I have only colored in half of this image… I got impatient and I wanted to be certain that the pattern was going to work.
Will it work, will I finish it or abandon it?
It works. It’s not fancy but it’s a start. So finish the coloring which is all done manually. I had to stop my self from trying to shade it to give dimension…!
This took about 4 hours to complete and I really don’t like the coloring when I see it in the piece, but its a start. Its a pattern.
I love this bog circle and it would look super embroidered, or created in wool or even inked in with Tsukineko pigment inks.
As a comparison, this image was drawn with pen and then I scanned it and colored it in the iPad.
It’s a bit crisper. It’s different. However, I’m sure I will be able to work through the process a little more to achieve my goal.