Friday, February 26, 2010
Super small print!
I don't think I've ever had to reproduce something so small, especially text. The only part that was impossible for me to draw legibly were the three minute stars above the eagle's head (inside the circular seal). Working at this size, I found it extremely difficult to draw each letter straight and to have all the letters in the text align perfectly. The text below the eagle/Pentagon inside the circle seal reads Semper Vigilans translated to English means "Always on Watch", which is the last part I am adding to the artwork.
For those of you who are wondering, the white text was firstly drawn using a light graphite pencil and then indented using a fine pointed tool. The blue color was applied using the side of a blue colored pencil lead to prevent from coloring inside the indentations.