Drawing the sea is turning out to be a good experience, thoroughly enjoying the process. I’m a bit preoccupied these days and find this particular drawing a form of relaxation.
Today my time was spent drawing the middle-water, developing the flow of the water and the water building up and coming off the waves using graphite #2H and #HB. The interesting part of developing the tiny wavelets/ripples (too much in the middle section that will be fixed) in some areas is like drawing rocks such as the scene I did two drawing projects ago called, Water Veil. It’s all about establishing correct value ranges – love it. The water is by no means done, a lot has to be completed to develop the proper flow and depth with value ranges. Silly as it sounds I can feel the pull of the water as it’s being worked on.
Next week the horizon line will be fixed, the middle-ground water / foreground water and flat slab of rock drawn in, and if time permits work more on values so the waves and lines within this drawing connect and are cohesive – in other word make sense to the viewer. Notice the frisket? It’s still on keeping the large wave/sea-foam areas clean while the rest of the water is being worked on. Once removed those two large waves coming into the shore will be drawn and then finally I’ll tackle the “waiting” Egret.
Waiting is being drawn on 9×8 Strathmore Bristol – Vellum paper. Thank you for checking in ~