I wanted to start painting some checked patterns on my goblins and hadn't really done it in awhile.
I wanted to do more of a lozenge than a square. after some attempts on paper that looked like 90 degree rotated squares, I found this youtube video.
Back in the day I used my liner brush to paint the grid lines. Today I used my XS Faber & Castell pen.
Just showing the pen and figure.
I't a little hard to make out, but I've made a little triangle with the pen in the center of the bottom of the hood.
Pick one side of the triangle and draw lines parallel to it. I started the other side a little before I remembered to take a picture.
Complete your pattern grid by drawing lines parallel to the other side of your triangle.
What I forgot to mention is that we normally start with our light color, yellow, as the base and draw our grid over that. I then filled in my dark, purple, color and do every other one.
Next go back over your yellow areas and try to fix up the shapes.
Finally you can further define each color in the pattern with a highlight color. I think were done on this pattern. I may have over done it with this last stage. I think the size is too small for my skill set at present. Or I just need new brushes because I can't get a good point anymore.
I also did a few more colors on the main gobbo unit. Need to pull my finger out. I'm running out of time.
Thanks for looking.