Here is a new art piece by my brother Michael Swart and I. It’s an equirectangular drawing, drawn with no photography, stitching, or computer modelling. Set in a place that’s meaningful to me: my home, outside, in the summer.
You can read more about the techniques in my earlier blogpost here. What’s special about this one is two things.
- It’s especially detailed. To do the pencils, I bought a large (14″ x 17″) pad of paper.
- It’s a collaboration with my brother Michael! I did the pencils, and we scanned it and he did the inking for that comic book look.
Below is a rundown of how this drawing progressed.
To start I needed a grid the appropriate size. I don’t have a printer that can handle 17 inch sheets of paper. So armed with ruler and a marker, I created a hand-drawn grid to aid with the perspective.
The actual sketching was done in hour-or-so long stints, here and there, throughout the summer of 2016:
We scanned the pencils, and then Michael digitally added inks…
… flat colours …
… and shading to get the final version you see here:
The final panorama can be viewed in an immersive display over on Flickr