I don’t know about you, but when I draw my mind just goes the whole time and especially with this particular piece. It’s a great 30 minutes to not only get totally absorbed into what I’m drawing, but also to kind of just think quietly about things that have been on my mind.
Today I worked the fabric so it’s about 95% completed and once the face, arm and hand are finished I’ll go back to that last 5%. Something was bugging me about how the fabric was siting on the knee so I fixed that up a bit, smoothed out some of the harsh edges of the fabric folds and finished the fabric that wraps around the front/neck area and head. Next week I’ll concentrate on the arm, hand and face which will probably take an hour. And finally I have some ideas with the background right-hand side it will become a quiet second subject. Using Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, and graphite pencils: 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B and 3B.
Thank you for checking in, can’t tell you how much I value my (our) wordpress community. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, here is Sorrow ~
It’s looking fabulous! 🙂
Thank you so much Jo!
Love it, Mary!!
I agree, 30 min… that’s enough to relax and have fun.
Yes, sometimes it takes quite a while to get into the “mode”. Continuously beautiful work in this drawing.
Ah … she is waiting so quietly for Mary’s delicate hand to reveal the extent of her true sorrow ….
It’s a great piece of work already Mary …. looking forward to the final stages ..
Thank you Poppy, I finally see her finished and know what the background will be – took a long while for the vision to reveal itself.
So beautiful. I agree with you that the WordPress community is valuable4.
Your first sentences can apply to the state of creative writing as well. The more I read about your drawing and painting process the more writing and visual art seem connected. Thank you.
Hi Evelyne, thank you so much – I really agree with you on the flow of art and writing. So happy that you find the connection here.
So beautiful! I love watching this drawing unfold. I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂
Thank you so much Jackie, so glad you’ve stuck with the drawing process. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Lady!
It is looking great! Nearly there 🙂
Thank you Maria!
Those soft, muted folds are satisfying and peaceful. I can imagine drawing this would be relaxing.
Thank you Sharon, mean a lot. Thanks for following the progress of the drawing.
Wow, this is so cool to watch it all unfold!
Thanks Rhonda – these drawing projects seem to take an enormous amount of time, but it’s really because of only drawing 30 minutes each week. Glad you are enjoying the process.
How it’s possible to do this with pencils is quite beyond my comprehension …
Thanks M.R., now onto the hard part – the hands and face will be my challenge.
wow looking good Mary, I can feel the texture, you are a master at this
Thank you so much Doris for your generous comment – really appreciate that you’ve been checking on the progress.
Beautifully caught – already! I don’t know how you do those folds and layers – but they are velvety…
Thanks Ann-Christine, my eyes were going cross-eyed as I was drawing the different layers. Glad you are enjoying the process.
I have a feeling this will be superb! It is already superb.
Thanks Dorann, have a great evening.