Why hellloooo arty people. We all come across those moments in life where you are asked to do something you don't really know you can do. Well, I had one of those moments with this Lizard. Sooooo, this little guy was by far my most challenging drawing yet. In my little brain I think a can draw anything but am often still skeptical on what the final result will look like. The client had so many different photos (amazing photos) that she liked so it made it pretty difficult to pick the right one. The minute I saw this lizard however, I just knew I wanted to give it a go. Lucky for me, she decided on the lizard too. The only little problem I noticed was that the darker parts of the scales were smaller than the sharpest point of my pencil. So my solution was to just use a teeny tiny 0.05 copic liner pen. This worked out great (You can see the video link in the gallery to see it progress).
1. Have initial out line of drawing.
2. Draw the background (I used Faber-Castells watercolour Pencils in the first layers and when dry I used the Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils).
3. Draw the first layers of orange shades on the lizard head.
4. Draw the mossy rock.
5. Finally get into the entire lizard.
6. Once finished....step back....do touch ups.
7. Admire and share :)
Time: 16.5 hrs drawing time
Materials: Faber-Castells Watercolour and Polychromos pencils, Prismacolour Premier Pencils, Arches watercolour paper 120gsm, Copic 0.05 black liner pen, white acrylic paint for the white highlights on the rocks, Art Spectrum Solvent for blending.
Next weeks drawing is of Wendy's brother, Boo-Radley the Bernese Mountain Dog.
See you next week :)