Thursday’s Drawing – Sorrow #11

It is amazing how fast a week goes by; Thursday is here and it’s time for my 1/2 hour of drawing.

Something has bothered me about the lower right-back side of the fabric, the folds just didn’t seem to lay naturally – so I went in and took out a few lines and added some others and it reads better now.  Also started to work on her sleeve, the bunched folds of fabric at her knee, and deepened the creases and dark crevices of the fabric top over the skirt area.  It might not look like too much work was done, but that’s because a lot of time was spent working the values to give more dimension and depth to the fabric.

Sorrow has a deeper meaning for me, which I’ll reveal with a later post.  Next week her sleeve and the fabric collar will be drawn, but oh I’m just noticing her knee and leg needs to be more defined (I’ll take care of that as well) the fabric is jutting out the left-side of the surface and should be formed in a more downward fashion.  Thanks for checking in ~

Sorrow #11

Sorrow #11

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15 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing – Sorrow #11

  1. doronart says:

    I can see Sorrow come some distance looking forward to see the final statue completed as the material is looking nice.

  2. how great it is to admire the progress of this beauty! you’re amazing, and of course you’ll know if one little stitch (feather!) is out of place on this amazing work of art!


    • Mary says:

      So right Lisa – there is something to be said for being too much of a perfectionist, I promise to being a softness to the piece that will allow the nature of the title to take over! My drawings aren’t very loose, are they?

  3. elisa ruland says:

    I’m trying to understand how I fell so far behind reading your blog posts! It was fun playing catch up and seeing your beautiful work one after the other. I’m curious about the sorry behind Sorrow, the folds are so lovely.

    • Mary says:

      Oh Elisa, so nice of you – thank you for going through so many of the posts, means a lot. Thanks for your kind comment on Sorrow!

  4. With the title Sorrow – this can’t be good news. Love the work you’ve done so far.

  5. M-R says:

    I think sorrow is an emotion that speaks loud to artists, as it strikes some chord within them, regardless of personal experience. I so look forward to the completion of this wonderful pencil drawing, done in such small bursts over so long a time …

    • Mary says:

      Thanks M.R., I think you nailed it about artists, always wearing our emotions on our sleeves. Thanks for coming along for the ride ~

  6. Painting for Joy says:

    I can definitely tell the difference from last week. Your values are fabulous. I too hope the sorrow is not recent and that all is better now.

  7. Wonderful, as expected. I hope the sorrow you are referring to is a distant memory and not a recent experience. So sorry either way.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Elena for your feedback – I’m beginning to think I’ve got to loose some of the hard edges to the fabric, even though it’s a statue, so the face isn’t minimized at the end. Present long lasting sorrow ~ thanks

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