I started from the apple but unfortunately the teminator/dividing line in the shade on the top of the apple wasn’t correct so I had to used white ink to correct it. Another bad thing which I have done is one time when I used both the black and white ink and crossed the lids over on the two bottles then the white ink got a little bit black in. At the moment I have got a pack of Winsor&Newton ink. I need to prepare another bottle of white ink or some other stuff for highlighting or whitening. I would like to try some else brands soon.
I discovered a little bit over drawing it is darker than I want because I want the elements to go from light to dark going towards the right side.
The next element is pomegranate and the same problem down the right hand side corner which has been corrected by white ink.
Half way on the pomelo. The pear has been drawn by cross hatching so I have to do the same way as the elements before. I also think the cross hatching is stronger effect for 3D than the hatching line.
Half way of pumpkin drawing. Then going to use cross hatching. The pear(big stippling) and the pomelo (small stippling) I have drawn the fixture on skin but I am not confident to draw the pumpkin’s flecks so I only draw its three dimensional effect.
The finished elements of this long postbox style composition. I have taken the photo then put them together with photoshop.
For the background I started from right hand corner by #1 nib of the dip pen which is most thickest/widest lines then going to work torwards the left hand side and the thinnest lines.
The stroke is so strong and wide(I should take a test for this nib before I use it) and I am a bit feeling I have damaged this composition.
When I was drawing every vertical and horizontal line for building up a three dimensional interior effect I absolutely thourght that this is a job for a robot. I can’t control every line very well this is man made job then some lines wills damage the perspective effects. One of the worst bits is right hand corner on the top counter where I did some lines by mistake that I have to cover the white ink and re-do it.
The next step is connecting the pieces of papers to finish the pineapple’s shadow. Again I overdrawn the pineapple’s background then I used the white ink to cover it.
I used 2.5 hours using scanner(max size A4) from my house to scan and link them in one.
I still could not get rid of the shadow on each piece which I can only scan the area(A4 size) on where the pieces connect.
I couldn’t hold the camera straight and all the way cross this composition.
Through the whole process I should really follow Joanne’s advice which is using half of the A1 paper with masking tape so I can avoid lots of problems.
This finishing size is 168.2 cm * 29.7 cm (66.22 inches * 11.70 inches). When I was using the 0.5 and 0.3 fine line pen then it is very hard to find a single stippling because it is a such a big piece.
This one absolutely taken me a while to complete, about three weekends after preparing and just practicing lines. Well I wanted myself to have the accurate lines to capture the character/element gesture in the future.
For main things, I am doing drawing course not the illustration one at the moment. Is this has partially aesthetic value for which drawing goes torwards fine art?