St. Peter's Church, Chetnole, Dorset, Pen and Ink - Part 2 of 2
This window was under repair when the photo was taken. A hundred mile round trip had to be taken in order to check it out and complete it.
Be sure to draw each tile in the direction it is laying. When I become bored with Bricks, tiles etc, I turned my attentions to the Woodpecker. I have used artistic licence to enhance this picture and add depth. Things like T.V. aerials, Telephone wires etc, I generally leave out.
Lightly draw your bird using an HB pencil.
Ink over the pencil lines using a feathery effect (.10mm pen)
Short wavy lines.
Keep adding more of the same wavy lines on top, but leave some highlights.
The eye is made up of tiny dots - be sure to leave a highlight. Tiny dots and dashes go in a straight line for the beak.
Notice the highlight in the eye. This is shaped to go round the eyeball. Tiny areas are left to give a rounded look.
The same wavy lines are used over the top of the feathering using a .25mm pen. Leave some highlights.
I have used artistic licence to enhance this picture and add depth. Things like T.V. aerials, Telephone wires etc, I generally leave out.
Example of how to make things look round. This is made up of tiny dots.
Right or wrong, I wish I knew?
My artwork "evolved" with me as I grew.
But so long as it's pleasing on the eye,
I will be contented when I die.
My only aim is to give some pleasure,
And leave behind something to treasure.
Be sure to get your drawing right before applying ink - it's easy to erase pencil marks, but not ink.
Draw some squiggly lines. Join them together to make a bunch.
Add some more like the ones below.
Same again - thicker pen. See the patterns emerging?
Pick out the patterns and you have foliage.
Good for lots of things!
This technique was used for the moss effect.
ST. PETER'S CHURCH
This drawing took approximately 105 hours to complete. This did not include the journey back to Chetnole to sort out the problem with the window. Actual size: 42 x 29.7cm (A3)
I have deliberately made these images a decent size in the possibility that some people may wish to use them for their own personal use. However they must not be used for commercial gain, unless by written permission from the artist.