I couldn’t wait for this Thursday to arrive so I could go back to work on Waiting . . . it was time well spent as the seascape continues to be developed.
The drawing, using only graphite pencil (#2H, #HB, #B), started to take on a new look as the base for the entire body of water was completed and the foreground rock was started. The middle-ground waves were refined some and the foreground water was filled in, so much more has to be done to give the water its character, but I have to hold back so I can complete the foreground rock – the darks of these rocks are going to set the stage for the rest of the wave shadows and depth. I didn’t forget about the incoming wave and sea-foam, they’ll be worked on after the rocks and immediate sea-foam trails. And finally the star of the show, Mr. Egret will be the last and most important focal point to be drawn in.
Do you feel your art while you’re creating? I do and today was no exception as the waves were being developed, I could definitely feel the movement.
Here’s Waiting (9×12 on Strathmore Bristol, Vellum) . . . thanks for checking in!