Thursday’s Drawing, Sorrow #12


I don’t know about you, but when I draw my mind just goes the whole time and especially with this particular piece.  It’s a great 30 minutes to not only get totally absorbed into what I’m drawing, but also to kind of just think quietly about things that have been on my mind.

Today I worked the fabric so it’s about 95% completed and once the face, arm and hand are finished I’ll go back to that last 5%.  Something was bugging me about how the fabric was siting on the knee so I fixed that up a bit, smoothed out some of the harsh edges of the fabric folds and finished the fabric that wraps around the front/neck area and head.  Next week I’ll concentrate on the arm, hand and face which will probably take an hour.  And finally I have some ideas with the background right-hand side it will become a quiet second subject.  Using Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, and graphite pencils:  4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B and 3B.

Thank you for checking in, can’t tell you how much I value my (our) wordpress community.   Hope you have a wonderful weekend, here is Sorrow ~

Sorrow #12

Sorrow #12

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30 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing, Sorrow #12

  1. restlessjo says:

    It’s looking fabulous! :)

  2. Love it, Mary!!
    I agree, 30 min… that’s enough to relax and have fun.

  3. Yes, sometimes it takes quite a while to get into the “mode”. Continuously beautiful work in this drawing.

  4. poppytump says:

    Ah … she is waiting so quietly for Mary’s delicate hand to reveal the extent of her true sorrow ….
    It’s a great piece of work already Mary …. looking forward to the final stages ..

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Poppy, I finally see her finished and know what the background will be – took a long while for the vision to reveal itself.

  5. So beautiful. I agree with you that the WordPress community is valuable4.

  6. Your first sentences can apply to the state of creative writing as well. The more I read about your drawing and painting process the more writing and visual art seem connected. Thank you.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Evelyne, thank you so much – I really agree with you on the flow of art and writing. So happy that you find the connection here.

  7. Jackie says:

    So beautiful! I love watching this drawing unfold. I hope you have a great weekend. :-)

  8. Maria says:

    It is looking great! Nearly there :)

  9. Sharon K. says:

    Those soft, muted folds are satisfying and peaceful. I can imagine drawing this would be relaxing.

  10. Wow, this is so cool to watch it all unfold!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Rhonda – these drawing projects seem to take an enormous amount of time, but it’s really because of only drawing 30 minutes each week. Glad you are enjoying the process.

  11. M-R says:

    How it’s possible to do this with pencils is quite beyond my comprehension …

  12. Doris says:

    wow looking good Mary, I can feel the texture, you are a master at this

  13. Leya says:

    Beautifully caught – already! I don’t know how you do those folds and layers – but they are velvety…

  14. dorannrule says:

    I have a feeling this will be superb! It is already superb.

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