On 28th of February I was hired (as one of three drawing artists) for a Live Drawing Session at a media event of the german political party FDP.
Warming-up: Medientreff der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion /Postfuhramt, Berlin
We were hired to “storyboard” the event. Here are my favourite drawings:
And here some pencil test drawings of my colleagues…
This is how far I got with the drawing of my hairdresser.
I added two more gestures of Ines (still sketches) and the title “Schnittverständnis” (sense of cutting), which is Ines’ most favourite expression for her cutting art.
Hm, watching it now I miss the white hair from the first sketches and I think my eyes became much too sleepy.
Well, but right now I have to pause, because I have to finish some drawing jobs first to be able to pay my rent next month.
But my plan is to get a big cutout of the Ines illustration in the end and to tag that on the wall of the barbershop.
Like the cool and inspiring street art images in my street…
Last week I visited my favourite hairdresser, Ines, at her home to get a new haircut.
We had that private session because Ines was fired by her former boss and was in some kind of interim state between jobs.
As she’s going to work in a new barbershop soon I got the idea to do a drawing as a gift for her new work location.
Here’s the documentation of the work in progress so far:
1) The first sketches I and the main sketch I did in Manga Studio
2) For the colouring I tried an unsusal dark skin tone that reminds me a bit of 40ies illustrations or B-Movies. The hair colour I left out. Found it looked quite interesting with the white hair…
3) then I went a bit further in photoshop where I did some blending mode tests and ended with “overlay”
fat guy, tough guy drawing tests
I did some comic drawing tests with this guy. First he was supposed to be just a very fat guy.
But then he more and more got into a tough guy.
I stopped drawing after I tried some children motifs for his tattoos and a pinkish background.
Looked too ridiculous for the moment, so I restored him into this sketch.
But I think I should keep the idea in mind for a later try…