Coming up for some air. It's been a whirl of drawing, painting, packaging and shipping the last 2 months!
I want to thank everyone that purchased an ornament for 2010 - you're the best!
Would you like a peek into a custom design as it is created?
After the request, I create a pencil sketch. The sketch helps me work out design details, composition etc. If the design is based on a photo and none of the colors are being changed, a gray scale pencil sketch is done for the client's approval.
The next step depends on whether the design is for a glass or wood ornament. This design was for a glass ball ornament, so after prepping, the main design elements are drawn.
Drawing on a round surface is challenging! This step sometimes takes the longest!
Then comes the fun part - painting the design! This is the finished ornament.