Can’t believe Thursday is here already. Water Veil was worked on today – what follows is the progress update. I’ve attached two images 1) is a close-up of the area worked on, and 2) is a full view of the drawing to give you some perspective.
It was important for me to establish darks, so I went for an area in the scene that has some of the darkest darks. This will be important to the entire drawing, as everything from this point on will be judged off of this small area.
There are two objects drawn in. First, the longer area (of the two) is a skinny-thin cut off tree limb. I noticed the tree bark on the limb was somewhat smoother than the rocks in this scene, when I come back to work on this area I’ll have to be sure that the texture is smoother in comparison to the rocks.
The second object, located above the long tree limb, are two sides of flat rocks sitting on top of each other. The sides of these rocks are rougher in texture than the tree limb – so I have to keep that in mind. Very little blending will occur on the rocks, because I don’t want to disturb any crevices, cracks or textured bumps.
Next week I will continue to work the rocks on the top-right side of the drawing.
The original reference image is from Craig Johnson, a photographer with pmp.