The glass door of Zawp Denda needed decoration. I was asked to make a design with specific words and draw it on the door with markers. Since I hadn’t used Posca markers before I did a test run on one of the office kitchen windows.
Posca markers are watersoluble so you can correct any mistakes by just wiping them away and redrawing. Apparently the paint will become a bit more durable after it dries for a while.
I started on the design by choosing a different font for each word and arranging them in Inkscape. I moved things around until I got something I could work with.
The pictures looked good with the text but I got rid of the extra lines and added a bird mascot character I had designed for Denda. When I was happy with the design I printed it out as a poster. After some papercraft and window cleaning I had the design template attached to the door and was ready to begin. I drew the design with the markers. The most challenging part was trying to use a white marker on a white background.
The white text wasn’t visible enough and going over it again with the white marker didn’t make much of a difference so I went back the next day to outline the text with white acrylic marker.
I haven’t drawn on glass before so the whole process was new to me. Now to perfect my method I need to find more windows in need of some paint.