The start of a new drawing project, so let me apologize to those that may not be familiar with my process. I draw for only a half-hour each week, as a way to develop my drawing skills and keep maintaining a sharp focus. As a way to stay true to the commitment, progress made each Thursday will be posted.
This week is the first of a new drawing project, so what you see is a very rough outline of the subject- my outlines take the full half-hour and what usually happens is much of it will be changed and enhanced as the weeks go by. The subject, a statue that brings on a full range of emotions for many reasons, for me symbolizes “loss and deep prayer.”
Sorrow is the name of my latest drawing (Strathmore-Vellum paper and graphite pencil 4H). I have no experience in drawing fabric and folds – so this will have all the deep crevices and reliance on value ranges that I find really enjoyable to develop. Oh my, don’t look too closely those hands are much to be desired at this point – not to worry they’ll be worked on for sure.
The history behind the reference picture of this statute – it was taken by Shaun Hopkinson (from pmp) after her granddaughter passed away suddenly two years ago. A very painful loss of love and life.