The illustration is of Rihanna. Random some might say and yes I suppose it is random, but say I drew a catwalk image or anything else fashion related that would be equally random and I love Rihanna. She's a fierce female and lovely to draw.
|© Charlotte Hoyle|
It's on acid-free Watercolour paper 12x9 inches, 300gsm, so thick paper. Its hand drawn with graphite and ink. Here are pictures of the creation process.
|Sketching Out - First time I used watercolour paper.|
|I drew with a mechanical pencil with a 0.3mm lead.|
|Adding the details of the gems took the longest.|
|I used red ink for the hair with a water wash. This allowed me to build up colour.|
|Building up the colour, trying to keep the white paper clean!|
|Final - I'm really please with the result. Watercolour paper is the future!|
I love the final piece, and I hope someone will love it enough to take home! Once I know the details of the auction I will post. Donating to a good cause, and I've learned to use a new medium, boo yeah! 生 愛 平和 Japan.