Monday, 28 March 2011

Add detail

I thought this time, I would start with painting the head. To me, this is the hardest bit. I still think it needs some work on it though.

There is a danger however of thinking,'maybe, if I just tweaked the eyes..' and then you undo all the work and end up with a wonkey eyed pin-up.

Still. Here it is so far.

Fill in

Now I have a white base coat, I can start to fill in flat areas of colour. This was done by placing the carbon paper (mentioned in an earlier blog) under the trace paper. It worked out really well. The advantage of this, over using a softer lead pencil rubbed onto the back, was it was easier to see the image on the trace.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


I just got some graphite paper from the art shop. I'll give it a go and see if it's better than using chalk.

A while ago, I tried some carbon-type paper. The type Tailor's use when cutting patterns on material. This would not take to the leather.

I hope this new stuff works. It cost about £7.00 ($11.41).

Monday, 21 March 2011

New jacket

So. I started painting the new jacket (Heavenly body) yesterday. I think this one is going to be trickier, as the text runs across the image. This means I have to paint the pin-up first and then paint the text over her. Wish me luck.

I applied the chalk to the back of the tracing paper and went around the bombs and pin up image. There must be a cleaner way to do this.

I filled in the mission bombs and put down a white base for the pin-up.

As with the other jackets, this one is dedicated to a crew who's plane had no name.
B17 43-38000 (91st BG 324 sqn) 2LT l Reese crew (for that mission) lost over Germany 16th Aug 1944. One survivor (tail gun).

Friday, 11 March 2011

All sorted

Been in contact with the guy who used one of my images on his A2 custom jacket website.
Seems to be a genuine mistake. So fair enough.

New jacket soon

i found another A2 on ebay. This should be with me next week.
So I can make a start on either this one or the other next week.
Going to call it 'Heavenly body.'