Just Draw Textured Art
Drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook inspired this recent drawing about drawing. Just Draw, sometimes you just want to draw, I need to be reminded to keep drawing, and this was the perfect excuse to illustrate the Just Draw sketch. Drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook, I started to illustrate the words Just Draw using a brush pen. I like the inconsistency the brush mark produced from the brush pen. It can be difficult to draw with especially if you require a consistent black width line, However, on this occasion, I was interested in producing a calligraphy ink line with varying widths, which the brush pen is perfect for producing.
I have been trying to use the pencil less and drawing straight to paper with my pens, this requires a lot of confidence as you obviously not able to reverse your decision or mistakes. Drawing straight to the paper has made me think more about the illustration, space, and composition of my sketches and drawings. Once I illustrated the words Just draw, I had already thought about sketching drawing materials such as pens, paints, and brushes to bring the illustration to life. I used a range of Rotring pens to create the rest of the drawing, I used a .50, .35 and .25 width Rotring pens, which gave a range of different black line thicknesses.
The next step to the illustration was to scan the sketch into Adobe Photoshop, I photoshopped some of the sketch illustrations which needed attention and generally made it look less like a sketch, which at the same time still retaining some of the sketch quality of the pen lines. The next step was to separate the sketch into layered elements, I selected the type, illustrated drawing pens and pencils as well as the leaves and applied them to different layers, where I masked the areas, and applied textures and color to the layers.