Monday, April 23, 2007

How to draw really big: Part three


Here's a to-scale-shot-of-the-cartoonist and his Big Board with the fear I wrote about previously replaced by hope that my chosen image about trade was going to hold up over such a big space.
I started off by blocking in the shapes of the image I wanted to draw with a tin of Homebase's finest grey exterior paint. This was surprisingly effective and the rough surface of the hardboard meant that dry-brushing was very effective. This was very handy for the image I chose to paint.
After I had established the shapes and the layout I could then add black and white and further tone to help bring the image up and into a better and more powerful focus. The whole process took about eight hours and was hard work but great fun.




5 comments:

Chichi Parish said...

You caught the sun, Matt. Glad you decided to wear a fetching sombrero.

Morten said...

Good choice of cartoon Matt! The hat is top notch. Anything else worth reporting from the weekend?

Royston said...

It came out great. Hopefully you think it was worth all the fretting beforehand!

matt said...

Thanks for the kind comments all - apologies for the hat. In a delusional fashion I'd half thought it didn't look too bad, but now I see the folly of my ways ... surely, I must be due for a week off ...

For those that haven't seen it - I recommend a trip to Royston's blog to check out his board too.

clare said...

That's great Matt - but no wonder you were nervous! Have a good holiday.