November 19th, 2014

Haunted McPherson

Erik Davis had sent us this drawing of an eerie house in his neighborhood that we were to have posted before Halloween. We apologize to Erik for being late!

“This is called Haunted McPherson, it measures roughly 10 x 7 inches. The painting is loosely based on a house in our neighborhood, on McPherson Street. And if there was ever a house that could be haunted this would be it; it really has a creep factor to it. I wanted the drawing to have a dark and mysterious feeling to it, but I didn’t want to be too obvious that I was going for a haunted house. So I added the tree to give the entire drawing an organic feel, as if nature were reclaiming but not quite taking it over.

I started the drawing by making a quick layout in pencil, just to rough in the size and placement. Once that was done I went right to the pen. I used a Uni Pin Technical Fineliner drawing pen followed by American Journey (Cheap Joe’s) watercolors. I also used a white gel pen for some of the white highlights.

This paper has a great hard finish which supports line work with pen, but still has the cold press characteristics needed for numerous watercolor washes. I’ve tried many types of hot and cold press papers, but the Beta Series is really a favorite of mine for mixing pens and watercolors.”

MEDIA: Pencil, ink, watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

Haunted McPherson


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