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 ~
It looks fantastic!
It’s looking good.
Thank you very much Lady!
Your sea drawings are really special, it must be difficult to catch the right moment, nice!
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.
So delicate and serene. Beautiful work, Mary.
Thank you so much, really appreciate it!
I’m so thrilled to see another seascape, Mary. 🙂
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks very much – feels so good to be working on a seascape again.
Great progress, Mary! Your values, from light to dark, are just perfect. I can hear the crescendo of the waves coming in very soon. : )
Hi Millie! Thanks very much – now for the tough part, keep your fingers crossed!
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
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.
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.
You can already see and sense and feel the swell and motion of the waves. Vey powerful drawing, even at this stage. Well done!
Thank you Dawn for your beautiful comment.
Rocks looking GREAT !!!
Thank you M.R.!
This is so lovely.
I am trying to imagine the magnifying glass work! That must be tricky.
Thank you Gallivanta, it is not easy but I feel necessary to work the values close-up.
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!
Thank you very much Eva for your feedback and beautiful comments. Every time I step away from the drawing, more is revealed. I’m so ready to go after the wave and sea foam, I will really miss working on this scene. Have a beautiful weekend.
Thank you, wish you a good one too! 🙂
How lovely this is! I can almost hear the sound of the waves. 🙂
Fun right Dorann? Glad you are enjoying the drawing.
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
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!