The first stage for all ideas begins with the foundational preliminary sketch. A sheet of white plate bristol transforms into life. Rough and spontaneous graphite lines form shape, composition and dimension inside a living document. Simplistic shading directs light and contrast in this groundwork phase. There can be many revisions and lots of erasing during this stage. Materials employed for this phase range from HB to 2B graphite pencils to Staedtler Mars plastic erasers.
The second stage is the application of ink the drawing. Thick and thin lines morph into live in this phase of shading and molding within the ink pen. Each single line forms and directs the eye into visual formation. Thickness of lines cascades into one another to become shapes which are interwoven to form the unified drawing. Darkness and light are also taken into consideration as light sources bounce throughout each shape to form the details and intricate patterns. Materials used for this phase range from .005 to .08 Micron Pigma black ink pens.
The third and final stage is when the final ink work is scanned and digitally recomposed. After the scans are composed a layering effect is employed with colored and tinted layers in Adobe PhotoShop. White highlights accents are added to complete the overall composition. The final image is now transformed into a harmonious blending of traditional and digital medium. Materials used for this phase comprises of Digital Painting/Drawing, Adobe PhotoShop, digital photography and hi-resolution scanning.
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Gallery showing from recent exhibition "By the Book Exhibit".
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