Here is bit of a piece that i have started on drafting film.
Why drafting film you ask ? Well why not? i have only done 1 other peice my White Horse on drafting film and liked the effect i wanted to give it another whirl, also to have some smaller pieces for the market i am going to. So when i started i struggled at bit as i needed to adjust my style and techniques from the last pear i did on paper. So this prompted me to write a little list of 5 things i like about drafting film. ( i have to admit this is not selfless act, i will now at least have a note of it so that i can remember for next time)
5 Things i love about drafting film
- Its faster than paper, there seems not as much effort to get the colour down ie. less layers the down side of thats is they wont blend as much and you have to confident in your strokes and colours.
- You can erase sooooo easily to pretty much nothing even after multiple layers and there is no damage to the film.
- You can highlight / darken change colours to pieces on the back of the film which significantly changes your work ( i find if i do some base colours for dark areas on the back before i start on the front that helps me alot)
- Its relatively cheap.
- You can continue to check your drawing pretty much all the way through your piece, good for final details as you can still see the reference pic underneath as you start new sections.
So, in light of this i wanted to highlight this week the queen of drafting film Wendy Prior who is doing a bunch of demos this week on drafting film. Check her blog and her demos out here.
Here is the begining of my drafting film piece. More to come soon i hope.