Thursday Drawings, Water Veil #7

Today’s 30 minutes of drawing turned into 40 (forgot to look at the clock) and it looks like I only got the tiniest bit of work done on this piece – ah well.  This drawing is tedious work because of the rock details, but I don’t mind it lets me get totally involved with what I’m doing and shut out the outside world.   Although at the rate I’m going it will be 20 weeks before it’s completed, just kidding!

Today I continued laying in the base at the top of the drawing I’m about 95% – used graphite 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B (in just a few places).  I’m expecting next week to start on the upper middle part of the scene.  Here are two photographs:  one a close-up and the other full view for a general perspective.

Water Veil #7 Close-Up

Water Veil #7 Close-Up

Water Veil #7

Water Veil #7


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15 Responses to Thursday Drawings, Water Veil #7

  1. Doris says:

    Mary it looks good I can see the texture…good job!

  2. 40 min well spent!! I’m curious, and it’s so nice to follow the developments!

  3. Another excellent investment of time Mary!

  4. doronart says:

    You worked harder today.. 10 minutes extra.. so I’ll award you a relaxing weekend as you do come along with this one. Take care.

    • Mary says:

      So funny Doron! Actually got a painting done yesterday morning too, so it was a good day. Thank you for checking on the progress and for your kind comment. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

      • doronart says:

        Thanks Mary… I am not checking so much but enjoying the way that you work it out. I am learning from the way you are expressing and show each stage which is great to be a part off. Have a good week.

  5. Forest So Green says:

    I think your work on the details now will really show in the final product.

  6. Petronette says:

    Are you not allowed to work a little longer on it. If I am in the flow, I don’t wanna stop.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Petronette, thanks – my goal is only to draw once a week for 30 minutes. It all began with a exercise that another artist Lisa at Playamart,- Zebra Designs did inviting other artists to join in. I decided to join in and have continued on the discipline. Now it’s become a weekly exercise that I look forward to, gives me time to slow down and just enjoy drawing – helps me focus and get involved with a subject. That’s why I choose complicated subjects, so they develop overtime. Do I want to just have at it and get the drawing done? Oh yeah, sometimes the urge is there, but I stick with the disciplined approach so I can concentrate on my painting.

  7. Craig says:

    Great fun watching this evolve!

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