At the end of April, we with my husband were at the hunting and fishing themed exhibition. I like to visit such places because they spark my creativity and curiosity.
I was walking along the stands and gathered ideas that were rushing in my head. Plenty of ideas! 😀 Couldn’t wait for getting home and starting to draw.
And this is the first artwork made after that event.
I wanted it to look intricate and intertwined, but the depicted objects should still be distinct, with all the textural nuances on the spot.
The size of this drawing is a standard A3 paper size, the tools I used are ink pens numbers 0.5, 0.4, 0.2, 0.1 and 0.05.
But let’s keep the order 🙂 Let me show you the process.
The work starts with research.
I borrowed some real fishing lures, studied them and made pencil sketches. My goal wasn’t to make copies of the lures, so I just grasped the general shapes and main details.
Then I made the miniatures to find the right composition and started to create a clean copy pencil underdrawing.
The stages on inking
The first fragment. Working on such textures is kind of meditation – you mark the dark hollows first, then add the groups of the thin hatches, and, finally, dots.
Here is the video showing the process:
When the texture feels ready, I proceed to the shapes of the untouched paper, where the lures wait for being drawn with ink. Using some tangible references is an excellent way to go!
The spinnerbait – complete:
Working on the perch:
At that step, the work was almost complete. The final result is at the top of the post 😀
That’s all 🙂 I hope you liked the process and the result. Thanks for your attention! 🙂 Hopefully, very soon I’ll realize other artworks from that set of the fishing-themed ideas.