Can you believe it’s Thursday? Whew time flew by . . . today’s is time out for drawing, here is the progress made on Water Veil.
This marks the 5th update – I’m itching to have a good workout with this piece, but I know it’s only a 1/2 hour every week. Today the upper-left was continued to be drawn in. I worked on an area that runs nearly the whole way across the drawing – it is the side of one large slab of rock. I used graphite pencil #4H to keep this rock light because it will be in the background behind a veil of water that is spilling out of a rock from above (so not all the rock will be developed). No tortilium is being used because I want a rough look to the rocks letting all imperfections (bumps, cracks and crevices) standout – I could spend hours just having a good old-time finding little patterns that the pencil has left.
I’m learning that the drawing is really all about developing the characters of the rocks in this scene, I can’t wait to get all the rocks drawn so that I go back and finalize the appearance of the rocks before work on the water fall takes place. The veil of water is like the icing on the cake.
Thanks to Craig Johnson a fabulous photographer from pmp for use of the reference image. Thanks for looking ~ below are two images (close-up and full drawing for perspective):