I thought I'd share with you one of the processes I go through with a sketch that may or may not end up in one of my art journals. I still consider myself to be a beginner when it comes to drawing. Especially when it comes to full bodies and poses. I always need reference material to help me get the body portions somewhat correct.
Here's my original sketch. I have an idea for this sexy strange thing that's still brewing and I really like the pose. So to recreate the sketch without the gas mask I really really should have just sketched it again. This would have been great practice. But no, laziness always wins with me and I traced it. I am a huge fan of tracing my own art work. Let me tell you why:
- I can rework some parts of the body to create a slightly different pose
- It's a way of keeping my own reference material
- It's a way of smoothing out sketch lines especially if I"m trying to turn the sketch into a stamp.
- The sketch may have taken an hour, tracing is a few minutes
Moving on, I then scanned my sketch and re-sized it from 6 inches to 4 1/2. Scanning your art is another wonderful way to manipulate it. From there I used the print out to carve her into a stamp. The top left is the print out and the two images on the right are the results from the stamp.
I also printed her out on watercolor paper, then colored her with distress stains and cut her out. She was then placed on a art journal page that had been previously made. Giving that page some attitude.
And that my friend, is how one of my sketches goes on to live a life in many many other art projects.
Thanks for your visit. Until the next blog...enjoy!