Here I am with lots of characters from Wiglington and Wenks!!
I decided to draw myself as a Wiglington and Wenks pirate!!
Artists often use themselves as a model because sometimes no one else is around. In this case, I used an old photo as the basis for my pirate.
Here is my first sketch
So now I have the general idea of what I want. I copied the sketch using a pen and graphite paper. Now I have the outline and I can copy it as many times as I want to try out different shading and colors.
Now we have lots of FUN!! First I decided I didn’t like the sepia so redid outline in black and worked a little on her face and hair – all this was done with my .05 black pima pen and 2B pencil
and now I turn up the music and grab my colors – in this case my prismacolor pencils (these are artist quality and blend well – use a white or other lite color for blending) and my zig markers. I didn’t like the green/blue shirt color at first but have decided I do like it – so now we have a dangerous looking lady pirate!!
For this pic I did lots of extra planning and scanned them in so you could see the process – sometimes I go straight from sketch to my watercolor paper and just throw on colors without really thinking. But I slowed down to show you what I was doing and did some extra steps.
And of course – feel free to print a copy of the sketch and play with the colors!!