Recently painted a commission for a quaint little shop in Bridgetown - 'The Cobbler's Wife'. It's a gift shop front for a cobbling business. The cobbler uses an old fashioned sewing machine that I took great pains to replicate in the painting.
Below are the significant steps I took to complete the painting
1. The preliminary sketch achieving the overall composition of the painting.
2. After alterations in the preliminary stage I take the image to the final drawing on watercolour paper - hot pressed 300gsm. I ruled in the correct perspective lines and established minor details. At this stage I'm limited to pencils ranging from HB - 4B.
3. The painting is brought to conclusion in colour. Although the majority of the painting is in watercolour there is the inclusion of bodycolour and coloured pencil for highlights.