Drawing on glass is such a lovely and simple way of updating a retail window display. I was kindly asked my the antique’s shop in Chapel St Arcade to make their windows a bit festive, but not overly festive in order that they could keep them up all year.
I used the song ‘The twelve days of Christmas’ as a very loose inspiration and so there is a window with a partridge and another with a French hen. I also included a peacock and a swan on one of the window panels. It has been a really fun project and I think it has helped to add some charm and elegance to the window display.
I get asked what pens I use quite frequently and I use the same pens that would get used for chalk board displays. They wipe of easily enough if you make a mistake, the only problem is creating smudges, which you have to wipe away without wiping out anything that you are pleased with.
The main thing you have to consider when working is that you need strong definite lines and so sometimes I practice the gesture I need to make in the air before actually doing it on the glass.
You can also place dots on the opposite side of the glass to give yourself a little reference in terms of centre points or anything else that you might find useful. It all depends on how confident you are in your subject matter.