Stage 3 of my painting commission is me making sure every last pen line and dot is in place before I start the painting process. I lost count of the number of hours I spent on this! Continue reading “Step 3 of Church Painting Commission: Final pen drawing”
This commission turned out to be much more difficult that I expected, but I should have known that going in, of course. In an architectural space so intricate, the under-drawing needs to be the major element of the painting. I had to make sure that the drawing—now in this phase in pen—had to be as perfect as possible. I had to establish a vanishing point and painstakingly rule all the lines to converge there. Any lines off that grid would be pretty apparent. I am pretty happy with this so far.
I only recently began experimenting with vector drawing. I always have been a little afraid of digital art with Photoshop, etc. because there seems to be no end of things to learn and I don’t know where to start. Plus you have to put out a decent amount of money to buy Photoshop and related software. Well, I still don’t have Photoshop but I was asked to do a logo for a local charity and so I messed around with an app made for iPad called InkPad. It uses vectors but is much smaller and simpler than Photoshop. This design is for an organisation that works to bring young children and elderly suffering from dementia together for tea dances and other social events. The woman who asked for the logo said she wanted a blue Tang fish like Dory from Finding Nemo so I looked at photos of those and distilled the essential elements into a simple image.