My VW Art

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    

done on plain white paper with a 2B pencil (and lots of erasing)

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.    

plain white paper using a 05 sepia pigma ink pen

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   

now she is starting to look like someone!!

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!!   

we don't want to annoy this lady with the big sword!!

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!!

Responses

  1. Your drawings are amazing!!

  2. she is beautiful

  3. Omg That is so AMAZING!! You drew that! Man thats cool!


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