Leanne Kroll has two weeks to get this major technical illustration painting done for a gallery exhibit that she is in and time is of the essence.
I am traditionally painting this VW Engine in vibrant colours. I will be posting my process throughout the two weeks for you to see how I move on this project. Previously I posted the digital linework that I had drawn of the engine. My second major step was to take a print out of the digital linework and create a transfer with a matte medium that would allow me to use my digital linework as the basis to my painting. Thus, I would be able to maintain a tight technical detail with a loose painting style.
A task such as painting something so detailed could be a major challenge to the typical viewer. However, I like to tackle each element separately from the beginning so the task doesn’t seem so daunting. I complete each element separately, then move onto the next. In the end, I will paint the overall highlights and shadows that will bring the whole piece together.
The following is the next step in my painting process. I worked on this next phase over a couple of days, two or three hours here and there.
I spent quite a few hours in one day painting the next stages. My plan now is to do a little bit more tonight, then hopefully one last day and the main colour portion will be complete.
When I am done painting all the main pieces, I plan on bringing in my highlights and shadows with a wash-style technique. Right now each piece is 3-dimensional unto itself, but to bring out more overall contrast, highlights and shadows in relation to all pieces must be attained.
Once all painting is complete, I will scan the large piece and utilize my original linework as I place it on top of the painting to hold all of the elements together.
Please check back in the next couple of days to see the final version of the traditional painting prior to any digital linework being added. Any comments as I progress on this project are greatly welcomed.