Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting

Summer postcard coming your way! |  Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting  by The Daily Atelier

Summer postcard coming your way! | Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting by The Daily Atelier

This blogpost is a bit like a summer postcard! I try to experiment with new inspiration and techniques during summer, so there you have a series of surfers (I blame Brittany for this inspiration). I worked on my “faux-engraving” style that you may have already noticed in previous posts. Sometimes I draw traditionally, with ink on paper, sometimes I do a digital painting. The results are very similar.

Below are a few previous exemples of this style:

A cat – ink on paper

A cat – ink on paper

Ink on gouache

Ink on gouache

A “walkin” hand – ink on paper

A “walkin” hand – ink on paper

Digital painting

Digital painting

A hand again – fountain pen on paper

A hand again – fountain pen on paper

Fountain pen again

Fountain pen again

I worked on a very short series of resting surfers. I began with this annotated sketch :

Initial annotated sketch |  Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting  by The Daily Atelier

Initial annotated sketch | Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting by The Daily Atelier

I took pictures of “real” people, and worked from them for my digital painting. I use them as a layer in photoshop, and I draw, digitally, on top of them. Then I remove the photo.

I notice that photography is a growing part of my creative process, but only when I am the one who takes the pictures. I work with slightly overexposed pictures that match my drawing style.

So, there you have, Mr and Mrs surfers.

Mrs Surfer | Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting by The Daily Atelier

Mr Surfer | Drawing a surfer – faux-engraving digital painting by The Daily Atelier

 

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