After my Elvis pixelated portrait of Week 10 and Week 11 (yes, I like to think of him as Elvis, even if it’s someone else!), I wanted to try my hand at a second one. This time the subject of the drawing would be the German poet Matthias Claudius. The idea was to get started in the Fotorealismus technique, which would be further developed in the final part of the book. Unfortunately, I didn’t make to that part in this project. Maybe I will in a second part 😊.
Something I thought almost since the beginning of this skill building project: should I make drafts of the works? Is it okay to erase or to redo certain parts of the drawings? I’m not sure how most pen artists go about it. My decision for this project was to go straight at them, to just start drawing and try to be precise from the beginning. Maybe there’s a better way! I guess if I were to do a bigger project I would divide it in smaller sections and practice the big shapes beforehand.[Read more…] about Pen Drawing in German (Week 13) – Bleibende Erinnerung