Monday, 11 November 2013

calm before the storm


It's alternating between calm and storm here at the moment - the weather and our work situation too - strange.

Monday, 4 November 2013

the process

I've been inspired to do a drawing from one of the photos taken last month - of the view from Pallant Gallery across the rooftops to Chichester Cathedral.

I start with a black and white illustration on bristol board, using a pilot v5 hi-techpoint black pen. I scan the drawing and then colour using coreldraw. I'm not a fan of illustrator - coreldraw is the freest programme (in the sense of fewest restrictions) I've come across. Sometimes I take one of my textural photographs and put it over the illustration using a lens - to dirty it up a bit and there you have it!