Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow – #1

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.

Sorrow, Update #1

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20 Responses to Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow – #1

  1. poppytump says:

    Such an emotional art challenge Mary .

  2. restlessjo says:

    Fascinating to watch, Mary 🙂

  3. nutsfortreasure says:

    What a wonderful choice as well all feel loss and pain.

  4. I look forward to follow this! Have a great weekend, Mary.

  5. Looking forward to progress on this:)

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just know its going to be beautiful.

  7. Skye says:

    This is so exciting to see it unfold! You are very talented!

  8. i’m placing bets that this is going to be a fantastic and very moving work of art.
    until next week!

  9. Craig says:

    I’m watching with anticipation!

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