How I made My Punisher Harp Art.

Last updated: April 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

After posting a gallery of a collection of my Punisher Harp sketch art twice, I decided to give you an explanation of how I made The Punisher and his Harp Fan Art by demonstrating to you how I created my Punisher Harp Art from the paper to the PC.

Remember The Lyre of The Punisher piece I did not too long ago? That was once drawn like this.

Punisher's Lyre early sketch drawing.

I did this months ago while trying perfect the image of The Lyre of Justice and Punishment that appeared in one Punisher Harp Art featuring Punisher and Rachel Cole Alves strumming a duet on their WarHarps together. I also wanted to come up with an excellent, unique Punisher Harp Zone Logo made from my own design, not from other Punisher logo designs made by other people.  Then the day before yesterday, I redrew the lyre to have two pistols, the skull emblem, and 4 ammo compartments combined to resemble the U-shaped framework of the lyre and add the four strings to it to simulate the skull’s 4 teeth stretching all the way down to the 4 ammo compartments like what you see on the Punisher’s armored chest.

Punisher's Lyre sketch drawing.

Punisher's Lyre (sans Blood)

To make The Punisher and Rachel’s duet piece, I drew the Punisher and Rachel’s body separate from their heads because the size of the drawing paper were much too small to fit them both together.

Punisher and Rachel sketches.

Plus I wanted to work on drawing their heads right.

Frank and Rachel's head.

A lot of times I stitched everything together to form a scene like what I explained above. I drew the parts of the larger image on separate sheets of paper, scan them to my PC, and used the Photoshop Move, Lasso, and Transform tools to put them all together and get them to the right size, shape, and perspective I want before coloring them all in. Here’s the result.

Frank and Rachel's DuetWhen I draw, sometimes I have a tendency to draw images that’s way out of perspective like when I drew Jon Bernthal as The Punisher playing his harp.

Jon Bernthal sketch art.

When it happens, it’s Photoshop to the rescue. I would take another piece of paper and draw the arms, hands, ear, and leg separately.

Jon Bernthal sketch art 2

Then I scanned the images to my PC and use the 3 PS tools to add the body parts, then shrink and adjust Jon and the harp to the right size and perspective for him to play his harp.

Jon Bernthal as The Punisher playing his harp (Modified with the skull on his shirt)It’s just like Dr. Frankenstein building his monster by putting all of the body parts together, but without all that electricity needed to bring the monster to life.

In some pieces I would drew the harp and the skull player separate and put them all together like I did with Frank when he was playing his harp at his family grave site.

Punisher Harp Sketch.  Punisher sketch. At his family's gravesite (Modified Version)

Other times I drew everything as a whole on one sheet of paper, scan it, and use Photoshop to finish the job.

Disturbing image sketch.

A disturbing image

I plan to do more Punisher Harp Art like this in which some of them will be based on well known Punisher artwork drawn by famed artists such as Steve Dillon, Tim Bradstreet, Mitch Gerads, and others; all of them will be my own unique work.

Owosso Harpist

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She's the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone and the one who came up with The All-New, All-Different concept of The Punisher from Marvel Comics being portrayed as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who were killed by the mob years ago.

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