Thursdays Drawing, Water Veil #3


I’m so embarrassed having missed last weeks’ drawing time, with the competition looming I wasn’t able to draw as I would have hoped.  This week was another story so today I added another 1/2 hour to makeup for last week.

Today the stones in the upper-right corner were worked on.  I can see many areas of what I have drawn to-date that will need blending, shadows and highlights corrected and/or enhanced.  As the stones develop bumps, crevices, shadows have started to reveal themselves.  I love that part of working on textured subjects because that means the work guides me, and with this drawing I feel that I’m on the right track.

Next week I’ll continue to work on the stones in the top-half of the scene, taking a dramatic shift from the value range scale – since the portion of stones under the water veil will be extremely light and blurred to account for falling water in front of the stones.

Two photographs:  close-up view and the full scene providing an idea of scope.

Water Veil #3 Close-up

Water Veil #3 Close-up

Water Veil #3

Water Veil #3

This drawing is based off a fantastic photograph by Craig Johnson of pmp.

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18 Responses to Thursdays Drawing, Water Veil #3

  1. Petronette says:

    I am looking forward to see more of your drawing.

  2. doronart says:

    Interesting development to be continue…

  3. Doris says:

    love the texture and detail it’s looking good

  4. Forest So Green says:

    I enjoy watching your progress, Annie

  5. Nuno says:

    Awesome! Looking forward the rest of drawing.

  6. Such fine detail, Mary!

  7. artscottnet says:

    fantastic progress, Mary!

  8. Oh, the patience! 🙂 Progressing beautifully, my dear Mary!!!
    🙂

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