Thursday’s here and I have to say it’s a darn good feeling to finally see the sun peeking through and temps reaching into the 80’s – nothing like it.
Drawing is very satisfying to me, I find it relaxing and allows me time to think about life and what’s going on. But progress on Sorrow was slow today, definitely not as much as I would have liked. I had to slow down and take time to examine the statue’s back, the flow of fabric, the lights/darks that are normal aspects to fabric folds, and finally the patina – nature’s wear and tear on this beautiful structure.
The drawing (12×9) is being done on Strathmore paper using graphite pencils: 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B and a bit of 6B. Finally I began to draw in some of the prominent patina that gives the statue character, guess I wanted to get a feel for it, so if you look closely on the right-hand side you’ll start to see the stains of rain. Next week I plan to finish her back and where much of the fabric gathers at her knee, that will leave me in a good place to begin drawing her headdress.
Have a great weekend, don’t forget to smell the roses ~