From Sketch to Framed
Here is a recent art project I worked on – another wildlife illustration – and the finished artwork was given to my mum as a present. She loved it as robins mean something special to her. It was such a joy and a pleasure working on this piece.
I started with a sketch using a H pencil (copying an image of a robin), drawing just the main outline of the bird and flower pot. Paper is from a medium surface cartridge pad (150 gsm). Really nice paper to work on, slightly textured and an off-white colour:
I then went over the top with black ink and pen and when the ink was dry I carefully rubbed the pencil lines away (since I used the pencil lightly it was easy to do this and no trace of it was left behind). I also used a small, thin paintbrush and water to dilute the black ink and fill in some of the areas where I thought it needed it (e.g. flower pot):