A drawing in progress 4

I am drawing using an wacom intuos tablet, a stylus, and Painter 15 software.

I like to start with a neutral color canvas, so that I can draw in darks and lights.

Here are screen shots while a drawing progressed on October 1, 2014.


I start with a new layer that I sketch the composition on with the fine point pen brush. I then created several layers, one with a darker blue and one above with the teal blue. I then used the eraser tool to scratch down between the layers. The color of the canvas is seen in the flowers. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 7.36.26 PM


The flowers were drawn with the fine point pen brush, adjusting the size and opacity.

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 7.43.45 PM

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I then drew over the background with the fine point pen brush using different layers, adjusting opacity.

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 9.39.35 PM


Here is what my layer pallet looks like. I’m rather embarrassed that I don’t label my layers, which means if I want to find where a certain color is to change it, it involves hiding them one at a time until I find the layer that I need. Ideally, each layer would be neatly labeled. But since these sketches are all, for the most part, done in one sitting and very spontaneously, I can get away with my lack of self communication.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.19.57 AM

Daily Sketch, October 2, 2014


Having a very busy day and unable to start my sketch until 11:00pm,  I stuck with a quick draw and a model close at hand. Thus, we have another drawing of my puppy.