©Elwood H. Smith
In this image-filled self-promotional drawing, many of Elwood H. Smith’s favorite things rain from the sky―from an artist with his brush to a host of seemingly unrelated objects like an alarm clock, umbrella, happy clown, floating pig, donut, flying bat, and because he is a tea-drinker, a cup of tea.
The artist’s process is seen here in two sketch stages, one that is loose and a second that is more refined. When the final sketch is done, he mounts it on a light box under watercolor paper and uses it as a guide to ink in the lines. In this way, the paper’s pristine surface and the freshness of his drawing is maintained. Since his ink is waterproof and quick-drying, color can be applied as soon as his drawing is complete.