green vespa

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  • "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.