One of my favorite techniques is free-form designing. I start with only a vague idea of what I want to do—in this case, a large military robot. I purposely don’t plan ahead, because I want the drawing to evolve and take on a life of its own, leading me in unexpected directions.
Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)
Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%
8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge
12-inch (30cm) metal ruler
Air marker system
Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint
Fine-tip black pen
Pointed round kolinsky sable brush, 1⁄16" (2mm) diameter
Small and large ellipse guides, sizes 10°– 80°
Using the Cool ...