My latest drawing/painting started from an image i saw of a Poppy in a field
and i was thinking of incorporating that into a drawing – that led me to a statue called , locally, Tommy in Seaham Harbour , County Durham UK
The statue was created by a local artist Ray Lonsdale (you can view his website here ……)
The imposing metal sculpture entitled 1101 – owing to the fact the armistice went into effect at 11am on November 11, 1918 – stands 9ft 5ins tall and is a life sculpture of a WW1 soldier caught in the first minute of peace in 1918.
Trying to combine both I started with my pencil drawing of the statue – without the rifle –
and then scanned that in to my iPad into the software ProCreate
From there i then did an ink drawing based on my pencil drawing, added shading and colouring and then added the Poppy where the rifle had been .
last stage was to add a background,
and merge the two – end result —
time lapse video on youtube here ……