Thursdays Drawing, Waiting #5


Timeout for Thursdays’ Drawing, very happy that a lot of progress was made on Waiting, next week the waves and sea-foam will be started.

Today I spent time cleaning up the entire base of water and finished the rocks.  Mostly it was all about refining values, making sure they were dark enough to create depth and but also to illustrate believable wet rocks using 4B graphite [which is reflective] on the wet sides of the rocks.  The surface is Strathmore Bristol – Vellum drawing paper.

Next week I finally get to remove some of the frisket (fingers are crossed it doesn’t stick to the paper) to draw the waves and sea-foam, a magnifying glass is going to come in handy – easier to do up-close work on tight spaces.  I’m looking forward to the next stage of drawing on this piece – it’s where the rubber meets the road.

Thanks for checking in ~

Waiting, #5

Waiting, #5

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30 Responses to Thursdays Drawing, Waiting #5

  1. ladyfi says:

    It’s looking good.

  2. joergkruth says:

    Your sea drawings are really special, it must be difficult to catch the right moment, nice!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you very much Joerg for your thoughtful comment. I think it’s the feeling and sense of what’s happening with the water and light at the moment I’m working on the scene. Thanks again.

  3. drawandshoot says:

    So delicate and serene. Beautiful work, Mary.

  4. I’m so thrilled to see another seascape, Mary. 🙂

  5. Millie Ho says:

    Great progress, Mary! Your values, from light to dark, are just perfect. I can hear the crescendo of the waves coming in very soon. : )

  6. Painting for Joy says:

    Awesome progress Mary. Love the water splashing over the rocks! You are very brave to use Frisket. I can’t stand the stuff. 🙂 Have a super weekend! xoxo

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Rhonda. It’s so interesting drawing a seascape – basically looking for the same thing with paint though – it’s all about values. Hopefully the Ergret won’t look washed out once he’s drawn in.

    • Mary says:

      I hear you about the frisket! Hopefully it won’t harm the scene, I don’t think it will just because the sea-foam has a lot going on in it.

  7. You can already see and sense and feel the swell and motion of the waves. Vey powerful drawing, even at this stage. Well done!

  8. M-R says:

    Rocks looking GREAT !!!

  9. ladyfi says:

    This is so lovely.

  10. Gallivanta says:

    I am trying to imagine the magnifying glass work! That must be tricky.

  11. It is so lovely Amy! I love the transparency of the seawater over the rocks, superb technicality over there! It will definitely end up as a master piece, everything is flowing in the right direction!

  12. dorannrule says:

    How lovely this is! I can almost hear the sound of the waves. 🙂

  13. oh my what a joy it is to view this on a larger computer screen! it is lovely and looks as if one could step into the image.
    it reminds me of an outing from this morning.. am at a cyber cafe and about to publish it.. timeout will be later tonight or tomorrow…

    great work amiga! z

    • Mary says:

      Saw your great post this morning Z with the whale shots – loved it! Thank you so much for your generous comments with this stage of the drawing. I have really enjoyed working this scene. Have a wonderful weekend!

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