20.3.11

Recipe for a pizza

Making a pizza isn't very difficult. First you start off with a nice sketch, based on a real life model or on a good picture.
Then you start with the inking. Already during the inking I use different styles and linings to add a bit of depth and dynamics into the drawing. In this stage it's important not to draw to much tone, because that can ruin your colouring later on and make your drawing look less brisk.

Then I remove all the pencil with a plastic eraser. I don't like to use the kneaded erasers. They leave behind a sort of oily substance on the surface, which doesn't let the watercolour flow the way I like it.


Then it's time to add the watercolours. I mainly use very small palets of colour. Just to be safe, but on the other hand I use brushes which are more than twenty years old to give me little surprises when adding the colours to the paper.



So there you have your pizza. Made in pen and watercolour on simple 150 grs white drawing paper. I hope you liked this little insight look about how I work and if you're getting inspired by this lecture please let me know the result.




2 comments:

Steve said...

Hello,
My wife, Cindi, has written a book about bullying. And in the book she has a drawing of a grandma holding pizza. She would like to use your drawing of the pizza as the pizza she is holding. Would that be possible?
Sincerely,
Stephen

Steve said...

Hello,
My wife, Cindi, has written a book about bullying. And in the book she has a drawing of a grandma holding a pizza. She would like to use your pizza drawing as the pizza she is holding. Would this be possible? I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Stephen