Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Latest Map - Newburyport, MA

Here's my latest commission - Newburyport, MA.  This one took 10 hours to complete from start to finish.

Two hours in - penciled and the inking has begun.

More inking and all of the pencil lines have been erased.

The inking and lettering is now complete - 7 hours in.

After just under an hour of stippling.

Aged with a wash (note the high tech and very expensive aging board used in this step).

10 hours in total, and ready for a wall.


john said...

nice work and god idea..:)

David said...

Thank you John.

Raina Todoroff said...

Nice work! How do you make them look yellow-old?

David said...

Hi Raina,

In order to give the maps an aged look, a wash of coffee is used between inking and the actual painting.