Here is the framed colored pencil sketch of Waikiki, which has a techno color theme to it. This was achieved by using the vibrant hued colored pencils.
Here is the photograph I took on Waikiki Beach back on April 3, 2002.
Here I am beginning to sketch the outline of Diamond Head behind the hotels.
In this stage of the sketch you can see how I used artistic license to create palm trees and high rise hotels that may not be exactly where these were in the original photograph. My sketch portrays the essence of my feelings about Waikiki.
In this stage of the sketch I have begun to add more details, such as the windows on the high rise hotels, and the ripples in the Pacific Ocean near the shore of Waikiki.
Here is yet another picture of the progress I have made of my sketch of Waikiki. I like to take pictures of the different stages of my sketch to document my work. Sometimes I enjoy the way a sketch looks before it is completed even.
Once all the details have been added with the high rise details, the waves in the Pacific Ocean, and Diamond Head, it is time to move on to adding the color to this illustration. First I began with using a bright hued sky blue color so the sky would really pop, which reminds me of the exquisite beauty of 1950 techno color films.
Here I have finished adding the details to the waves of the Pacific Ocean, which wash up against the shore of Waikiki.
In this step of the sketching process I am using a sky blue colored pencil to fill in the brilliant color of the Oahu sky. I used a vibrant colored pencil to achieve the techno color theme of a 1950's film, and because I enjoy creating bold pictures
The blue has been completed shaded in the sky surrounding Diamond Head.
Now I am using my amber and sepia colored pencils to shade in the hues of Diamond Head.
I used pink colored pencils to shade in a couple of the high rise hotels in my illustration are reminiscent of The Royal Hawaiian, which is pink. These high rise hotels in the sketch are not an exact representation of that hotel, but are a memory.
A darker blue colored pencils was used to go over the ripples of the wave, and an aqua colored pencil was used to fill in the rest of the ocean. I used a black colored pencil to fill in the windows on the high rise hotels in the sketch.
All of the water has been colored in and now the sketch is complete.
I have placed my Waikiki sketch in the frame so I can display it on the wall. Framing your art work is a great way to decorate your home, and to save on costs of purchasing art work.