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I thoroughly enjoy drawing on stained or dyed paper. In this case, it compliments the nostalgic vespa. My favorite part is my last working step:… Read More
I thoroughly enjoy drawing on stained or dyed paper. In this case, it compliments the nostalgic vespa. My favorite part is my last working step: setting fine highlights with white acrylic paint and thus giving the picture even more depth. Just a few dots and lines let the chrome and metal shine and the image stand out. With this project, I'm taking part in a talent competition. If you wish to support me, you can vote for it under: http://www.tallenge.com/vote/vote0.aspx?vid=c4f54194-b577-4e7d-be82-922a46a2c834&st=1 Read Less
Published:
"green vespa"
mixed media (mostly colored pencil) on paper
40 x 60 cm
with this project, I'm taking part in a talent competition. you can support me by casting your vote under http://www.tallenge.com/vote/vote0.aspx?vid=c4f54194-b577-4e7d-be82-922a46a2c834&st=1
Step one: I prepare the foundation for my drawing. The faded transfer will give the image a touch of vintage. The stained background, with its splashes and splatters, will be a great contrast to the photorealistic drawing.
Step two: Now the actual drawing begins, for which I use normal colored pencils.
Step three: Layer by layer, the drawing develops. 
Step four: Slowly, the scooter starts taking shape.
Step five: The "stacking" of several fine layers of pencil strokes, allows me to create subtle and smooth color gradients.
Step six: I concentrate mostly on the reflections and glares on the metal and chrome. Those elements especially give the image depth.  
The finished image!
A detailed drawing of the reflections in the chrome make the whole image appear photorealistic.
A detailed drawing of the reflections in the chrome make the whole image appear photorealistic.
A detailed drawing of the reflections in the chrome make the whole image appear photorealistic.
A few very fine highlights with white acrylic paint let the chrome shine.