Andrea ChristenArtist

New Blind Guardian Valhalla Design available

Listening to Valhalla inspired me to create this new t-shirt design for Blind Guardian:

These are some snapshots from the painting process:

I started out by tracing my initial sketch to bristol paper. This paper allows me to draw and paint with different media without warping when it gets wet. It is also bright white which is ideal for scanning.

Then I reduce the pencil lines with my kneaded eraser. Next step is a tighter drawing with my Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle. My favourite is the 6B pencil from this set. Here and there I make a wash with the Pentel Water Brush M.  In addition to that I work with Black or Paynes Gray Watercolor and a brush.

This is the final rendering on paper. After scanning the drawing with my Canon Lide 220 Scanner the digital painting begins.

This is the final digital painting. There are layers upon layers of digital painting and handpainted watercolor effects. The text is handlettered and custom made for this t-shirt.

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse inside the production of Blind Guardian’s merchandise. You can order the shirt via the links below:

EMP Online Shop or Amazon

For my digital paintings I use a Wacom Intuos L.


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