Well, I pretty much drew and photographed this update in the dark as we in the Dallas/Fort Worth area experienced a fast-moving very severe storm (lot of structural damage, w/golf ball size hail and 80 mph winds). In my little area by DFW airport, we had possible tornadic activity – with little to no rain (doesn’t help our drought at all, just a lot of destruction).
Worked on Strands of Silk today (9×6) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. The entire scene is being drawn with graphite pencils (2H, HB, B, and 4B), some was done with the pencils and other areas applied with a dirty tortilium to spread the graphite in small spots. Graphite is being used for its reflective nature.
Next week I will gently brush (camel-hair brush) some of the foreground and middle-ground flat water areas to smooth out the strokes, working to get the water and sea-foam trails to take on a silk-like appearance and brushing is one way to achieve this. The sea-foam areas will be developed and a couple of surprise elements for added interest, I think that the drawing will be completed next Thursday.
Thoroughly enjoying drawing this wave scene, thanks for checking in ~
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