Time for a new Thursday’s drawing project – yes, you’ve guessed it another wave scene! I’m allowing 45 minutes to one-hour tops each week for working on this piece – I don’t want to interrupt my focus.
Strands of Silk (6×9) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using 2H, HB, B and 3B graphite pencils. I love the scene, but oh boy it’s going to be a dozy with many challenges because of the long main wave. I’ve drawn a basic foundation of the scene, but the real development will be when water patterns reveal themselves during the drawing process. Water patterns change by the nano-second, right? The natural process of moving water has a certain ebb and flow, I want it to talk to me (I want to feel it), thus letting the patterns come forward as the graphite is applied and blended. This is what excites me about drawing the sea.
For week one I wanted to work the background water and then go forward taking a section at a time because of the intricate sea-foam patterns coming off the thick long wave.
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