So I had to paint a quick banner today to get ready for the Duke City Tattoo Fiesta. I waited too long to start this. I've been pretty busy with work so I took the day off to get this done. I went with something simple to paint. The first drawing fell off my desk and the dog pissed on it. I took that as a hint and went with plan B.
I am going to make a plug here. I used Sketch Book Pro and the Bamboo Creative Tablet to draw the logo and do a color study.
To start, I built a simple frame and faced it with Sureply. Sureply is very smooth. Then I stretch the canvas over the frame.
Then I used an overhead to transfer the image.
After the image was penciled on I painted from the back to the front. Next I focused on the lettering. The pictures kinda tell the story. The last thing I did is outline everything. I used to use paint pens for the outline. Lately I started using a heavy body Mars Black. It is a little more frustrating to get clean lines but I didn't want the shiny look that the paint pens give.
So now I will have to paint another banner for the next convention. For now this banner will work just fine. See you guys in Albuquerque!
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