Sunday, 8 August 2010

Drawing with Blu Tac 1




I have had many comments on a drawing forum site that I post on, as to how I have achieved the background effect of the foliage in the shadow areas on the Robin drawing, so I thought I would attempt to show a blow by blow account of how this effect comes to life using Blu Tac and a pencil. I will show this from start to finish in a number of posting otherwise the pics appear very small, sorry for the quality of the photos but some were taken late at night and have a slight cast on them. I think I should mention that I picked up this technique from Mike Sibley, check his blog page out when you get the time, Ilook forward to your comments etc....

The first pic shows how I have drawn the outline if a number of leaves and branches, I have to say that non of this section was pre planned I just made it up as I went along...

The second pic shows that I have now outlined around the outer edges of all the pre drawn leaves etc

6 comments:

Dors said...

Great tutorial Grahame. Do you use a graphite pencil to shade or Graphite powder?
Thank you for sharing this . :)

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Dors, always Graphite pencil...

Wendy Mould said...

I really enjoyed following your progress in the tutorial. You really do achieve great depth in the background. Thanks for sharing.

Grahame Butler said...

My pleasure Wendy. Thank you

Kristy said...

Looks great Grahame certainly an interesting way og handling it, as most people would probably think the othe way around. Certainly gets you a fantastic result!

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Kristy, its always interesting to see how other artist work and how they achieve certain results