Some drawings seem to last forever just finishing them. This drawing for instance keeps on giving me headaches. Starting off I had some very good ideas, I thought. But when I started sketching most of those splendid ideas didn't turn out the way I thought they would. And now I've finished the inking part, I'm still not sure which colourscheme I should use.
After several months looking at the drawing on the homepage of my website, I suddenly realised why it doesn't appeal anymore. It was to pale, sloppy and lacked contrast. Furthermore it didn't tell a story. There was no action. So I've adjusted it a little bit. I used the same brushes of the drawing before, but added some more action into the drawing. Didn't use a white background, which didn't look 'classy' at all. Put some more colourcontrast into it, et voila: a new drawing was born! Same subject, different approach.
Pen and watercolor, 15 x 22 cm.
After several black and white drawings I decided it was time to make a coloured one. This is the 6 cylinder version of the Citroën Traction Avant. A model build from 1938 till 1955. On a dry, sunny day they sometimes come out of their garages and can be spotted 'in the wild'. Not only a beatifull car to see, but also nice to draw from almost any angle.
Pen and watercolor on 300 grs Canson cold pressed cellulose.