Journey of a Painting

Well hello y’all

I’m not felt like writing much recently I’m afraid so I have no little gems of anything wordy to share but I was commissioned to do a painting for the lovely author, Ms Samantha Darling. It took longer than I should have in coming up with the actual idea but once I got going I think it went pretty well.

I thought I’d share the steps…

1 – Think up the image you want to depict. This can take the longest time and usually results in several failed attempts. If you can’t quite work from imagination use a model or a photo of your model. I like to work with dramatic lighting so that every shadow and highlight is emphasised.

2 – Rough sketch.

3 -Define the outline with pen.
4 – Gently paint in the shadows with diluted ink.
5 – Add further definition with the shadows.


6 – Think you’re finished? Leave for a day then check for strangeness.

7 – Final touch ups then unveil 😀
8 – Package up and send away.
Hope you like it Ms D!
See more on my drawings page. Thanks x x x

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