Saturday, May 2, 2015

More Pen and Paper

When I want to draw but don't know what I want to draw, I usually turn to some sort of Dover book or the like for ideas.

I found an image that I liked well enough to spend time on.

Mesopotamia hittite image

I downloaded a couple of pages from Dover Pictura and got to work with a light pencil sketch.

Then I covered this sketch with  a pen tracing.
You can still see a tiny bit of the pencil shading that I did on it.

I went back in and pulled out the shading so I would have a better idea for placement of the contrast shading.

This scan has been darkened to show details.

Then the details with a pen.

I really liked using tiny circles for shadowing.

I seem to do better with that instead of crosshatching.

 To each her own, right?

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

Go graphics! Nice technique and choice of subject matter.