Here is #3 for the Practice designs i’ve been sharing on Facebook and youtube
these can be done on any surface you are brave enough to paint on, i am using paper for these but that might drive you a little crazy if you are a beginner, if you are a beginner i do suggest glass, dura-lar or a piece of metal. This will work at anything with the height of 14″ high.
here is my youtube channel where a video will be up on this one
Hey all so here is design #2 in the practice series, the sequence got a little messed up but i hope you can figure it out, the 2nd photo is the finish, and the 3rd is the start of it all.
after i did the first design practice i decided to make them all be less than 14″ high and less than 11″ wide so they are big enough for a standard 11×14″ frame if you pick one up at a art store and pop the glass out of, also doing designs smaller than this will compress the strokes which small c and s curves can be tricky the tighter they are.
I do most of all my designs with a single guideline down the center but feel free to add more guides if you need or want, if you do that i recommend also doing that to the design reference photo (like the last one)
I used white paper but i do not recommend that if you are a beginner/novice. you can use Glass, clear plastic like dura-lar, metal. i used a king 13 size 000 and 1shot for this with 1shots reducer, up on my youtube will be a video of me doing this in real time but i did cut out me paletting between each stroke which eats up time. the recording stopped halfway thru and i didnt notice but i did continue to get photos of each step.
So i decided to start the Practice designs up again, this helps me out as much as it may help others more time spent behind a brush makes the world go round right? at least for me it does.
Ok so you may be wonder what is this all about? If you are into pinstriping beginner, novice etc. Ever feel stuck on designs, these may help that. By looking at others designs, and seeing how they are built it may inspire us to try a new move out or may kick that art block to the curb. I encourage you to use this design for practice, you can print out the last page, blow it up shrink it down, put it behind glass, or transfer it on metal, paint it upside down, side ways etc etc and paint it step by step. It is way hard to copy someone elses design so don’t worry about making it perfect the first go around, this is all in 1 color, maybe you can be inspired to add the next, all being your own moves!