Drawing Dorothea Thwing

I recently drew a short series of cartoons entitled ‘Great Tea Drinkers of the World’. Here is the first I the series, ‘Dorothea Thwing’, not forgetting her poodle Maximilian.

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1. The initial sketch.

I sketched this out with a digital 6B pencil using Procreate. 

 

 

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2. Colouring the characters.

As I intend adding a green background, I thought I’d go for a reddish brown for her outfit so that it would compliment the greens that I’ll wash in behind her next. 

 

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3. Colouring the background. 

Building up the tones to show depth and form. 

 

 

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4. Adding shading and hatching. 

Recently I’ve been experimenting with adding hatching on top of shadow to try to enhance the feeling of form and depth. 

 

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5. The finished cartoon. 

Caption added and a bit of tidying carried out. I also made some of the lines a bit more solid. 

I draw lots of cartoons, some of them rather silly!

I’d be happy to draw for you too, drop me a mail and we can chat. 

Cheers!