Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow #10


I’m feeling guilty by my deadline, but really should have had this drawing updated yesterday.  Only thing I can say is other pressing items came ahead of the 1/2 hour I put into drawing each week.

Today I concentrated on the back of the statue working the multiple folds, light and shadows, but you’ll also notice that the patina from weather and age is starting to take shape.  This drawing is being done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum drawing paper, using General graphite pencils 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B and 3B.

Sorrow #10

Sorrow #10

Today I had problems with my blog, kept getting a Certificate Warning Message when I clicked on “Recent Posts” located on the right-hand side of the blog, no matter what recent post I clicked on.  After three hours and working with WordPress it has been resolved.  No reason this happened except that the permalink was correct on my dashboard, but incorrect on the real link when clicking onto it from the blog.  It is fixed and working just fine now, very sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for checking in ~ Mary

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10 Responses to Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow #10

  1. it’s stunning! you are surely inspiring others to take up the ‘lowly’ pencil and upgrade it to its rightful place.. works in pencil are never priced at their true worth, in my humble opinion! for some reason they usually sell for a much-lower price than works in color…

    yours is fantastic.. A PLUS! FIVE STARS! It’s going to be an amazing work of art when you’re finished!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Z for being so generous with your comments, without your encouragement I would have never joined in your Thursdays Drawing challenge – the best thing I could have done. I agree that pencil work doesn’t sell as well as other art, shame because it takes an extraordinary amount of focus and eye for delicate shading involved to manage values and form.

  2. Oh my, this is shaping up to be an excellent drawing!

  3. lulu says:

    You amaze me with your productivity.

  4. M-R says:

    Didn’t cause me any; but there have been quite a few WP issues about, of late …
    I love the patina, almost especially ..

  5. Jackie says:

    This is coming along nicely! Have a great weekend! :-)

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