Combined Watercolor, AirBrush, Pen’n Ink Illustration
Technique: Original compositions showing hand done watercolor using ink for drawn black line, watercolor brush and airbrush using acetate, template, overlays. Three illustrations, one for each 48 ft. trailer-side and back panels showing different content accomplished on 300lb watercolor paper, image area sizes are 12in.x 48in. for the sides and 12in.x 14in. for the back panel. Client furnished photography of high end automotive restoration projects and black and white lettering shapes of logo, “Graveyard Run Restorations.” From the 48 inch illustrations, the project was enlarged to 48 ft. necessitating exact detail and correct technique for such high enlargement. Project was scanned and printed in 4ft.x 8ft. self-laminating panels to be individually applied over specially made non-riveted walls for best continuity. (See next page for details and more explanation.
Enlargements showing finer details on side panels from previous page of 48 in. illustrations.
Technique: Original compositions showing hand done watercolor using ink for drawn black line, watercolor brush and airbrush using acetate template overlays. Three illustrations, one for each 48 ft. trailer side and back panels showing different content accomplished on 300lb watercolor paper, 48 in. length by 12 in. height.
The individual automobiles, and human figures were illustrated from supplied photography using black ink lines and airbrush techniques. The lettering in the logo was arranged in an arc common to both sides using black line and shadow effect with freehand, wet on wet blended, transparent watercolors. The foreground, sky and mountainous background and Golden Retriever were freehanded with wet on wet watercolor techniques and drawn black line. Glitches and unwanted watercolor applications were tediously minimized, smoothed over and/or removed using a magnifying lense and cleaned with a stiff, small, sable haired brush so that the printed images would not look unfinished or ragged when enlarged ten times from the original art.
Great care was taken to produce a high quality illustration in keeping with the high quality of actual automobile restoration performed by the client’s company. Much more time was spent than estimated completion, however the results were accomplished to the client’s specifications with almost non existent correction.
Technique: Original compositions showing hand done watercolor using ink for drawn black line, freehand watercolor brush and airbrush using acetate template overlays. These projects begin with pen and ink, variable line weight drawings that were lithographed by a one color black and white press on a watercolor paper and then hand colorized similar to a Currier & Ives tradition using three techniques: pen and ink, sable haired brush watercolor and air brush watercolor, thus making them each an original as the colors and actual applications are different from one surface to the next.