This drawing of Ganesha is one such drawing that I did to increase my mindfulness and push my patience. Here, you can see the progress from beginning to end as I worked out my drawing and made it into a screen printed shirt design.
I began with a pencil drawing. Since this is going to have a lot of detail, I want to get most of it down before spending the time inking. As a sort of creature of habit, I always draw wit one of the same two .5 mechanical pencils I have used for years (this one being the Sakura which is very comfortable to draw with.) Also, I always keep a white plastic eraser around as they are the only ones that actually work.
Once the graphite part is generally established, I went at it with a black 05 Micron pen
I really enjoyed drawing the hands and feet since they are kind of like a baby's...
This is the final inked drawing which was scanned for screen printing:
The stencil is made from a film positive version of my drawing that is burned to a screen
Traditionally, Ganesha is depicted seated on some sort of throne so I added this background element to the shirt design:
The final printed product still hot on the press
This shirt (and many more) is available in styles for Men and Women at my Etsy shop: Closet of Mysteries
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