The Drawings: I start by laying everything out in pencil and then go over the lines with a black marker.
Sometimes as the design unfolds I shift elements around or add new things. The natural 'imperfections' in the wood contribute to the dialog as to how the composition unfolds. In the images below, I decided to shift the word 'really'.
I clean the green paint out of the brush on to a sculpture that is going to need to be primed (Hey, why waste paint?)
The Painting: The final stage is painting the frame. Spray painting the frames black beforehand gives the line work crisp visual distinction.
I even got desperate enough for some Titanium White Paint that I ripped a dried out tube of paint in half to squeeze out the absolute last little bit of gooey paint trapped in the bottom of the tube.
The Final Product:
Stay tuned for the next installment when you go to Paddletown USA!