Maurice Sendak : Four steps to a tribute
His call sounded like an interesting and motivating challenge to meet with the Paper app. As soon as I read the note on tumblr I looked for Sendak pictures on Google and printed one. As usual, I looked for close-up pictures, since the app does not provide a zoom option to draw accurately small details (it’s a part of its charm, however).
Then, I began to draw quite quickly, hurried by the call. So much so I forgot to save work in progress pictures (I did only 3 times) and finished the sketch in about 2 hours. Promised, the next sketch will be far more detailed (it will be presented here next week).
As you can see, the first step was done using the foutain pen again, instead of the pencil. But very slowly, allowing to draw thin and sharp lines.
I included “raw” hands, just in case : I even expected to erase them later because hands and ears are often the most difficult body parts to draw (and I didn’t want to spend the night on it). But I finally achieved them, with pencils, and “cleaned” the background using the eraser.