Kayle Martinez-Lepkowski Time Chart Wednesday, May 2 nd 5:00pm-9:00pm I had previously already printed out my reference images for my tattoos so during this time I gridded my paper and transferred the basic outline of the skull onto it. I spent some time refining the skull, adding details and cracks just so I knew where they were so I wouldn’t cover them too much with colored pencil. However, I did not shade at all. These steps were difficult at times because I found it so hard to draw the little cracks and holes perfectly to match the real skull. Lastly, I drew out all my tattoos onto the skull. The problem I had with this step was making the tattoos look as if they are a part of the form. Thursday, May 3 rd 10:00pm-3:00am During this time I started to put down my colored pencil. I like to work with just one area or object at a time and not move on until it is completely burnished and finished. So I worked on the bottom right part of the jaw and up that right side into the crevices before you see the back of the skull. The scales took me the longest. I basically drew every individual scale and glazed color over them until they were almost burnished. I then refined and completely burnished each scale with a yellow pencil. Everything else in this area such as the flowers and snake-like skin was pretty easy.
- Spring '16