Boy this has been late in coming, but finally I’m back on schedule to begin a new drawing project for Thursdays. If you are new to my blog, I draw each Thursday for 1/2 hr to one-hour to keep my focus on lines and values fresh, and usually select a drawing project that takes more than one setting to complete.
Storm Clouds (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum – for this drawing project I’ll be using charcoal as the primary medium. To begin charcoal brick and a kneaded eraser was used.
Today the bottom 1/4 of the scene was worked on, the rest of the scene is all clouds and magnificent if I do them right. Most will be drawn with negative drawing so I can manage the lighter values better. A bit more will be done to the bottom quarter, but not until the cloud mass is completed. Sorry about the quality of the image, I took this photograph in near darkness, next week I promise to have a better image to post.
Thanks for checking in, I can’t believe I’m finally back on track – although if truth be told I had a totally different scene in mind, but . . .
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Intriguing! You’ve already set the mood!
Thanks Elena, can’t wait to dig into this drawing tomorrow!
Great values and atmosphere.
Mary it is always great to visit you and enjoy your great talent. Your portrait series is amazing but then what is new? Have a great weekend 🙂 x
Thank you Doron for your wonderful support and encouragement, means a lot. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Yay! A new project! Was wondering if you’d be doing your Thursday drawings again. SO glad to see you are. I really enjoy watching and waiting! This one looks like it’s going to be beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! xoxo
Hi Rhonda, thanks so much – hoping this one only takes two more Thursdays. Have a wonderful weekend too!
Can’t wait to see how it progresses, but from this beginning I know it’s going to be awesome, Mary. 🙂
Thanks Elizabeth for your encouragement!
Glad you are back on track. 🙂
Good work once again, Mary.
Thanks John, you are so nice!
Happy that you’re back in the track and looking forward to see how the magnificent clouds will be developed! I kinda missed your Thursdays, I always enjoy how you taking the scene step by step closer to finish, so this is a good day with good news and a good project with a nice beginning!
Hi Eva, well I’m definitely working toward being back on schedule – I can get side-tracked really easily, there are so many things I want to do! Thanks so much – the clouds are going to be fun to sink my teeth into. Have a beautiful weekend.
Wishing you as well a wonderful weekend!
well i’m sitting on the outside of a restaurant and wondering what happened to my ‘driver’ to take me home in this rain! … hey he’s here
Hi Z! Thanks for checking in – hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wonderful beginning, Mary. I look forward to seeing your drawing progress. Have a great week!
Thank you Janell! Have a beautiful weekend.
Looking forward to where this will go… 🙂
Thanks Cynthia! I selected the scene because the clouds are going to be quite the challenge in values – which is exactly what I need. Have a great weekend.
This is lovely, Mary. You have inspired me to buy a sketch pad and pencils. I’ll have a go and see what I can do as a beginner. 🙂
Hi Sylvia, wow now that is a huge compliment – anytime a piece of work stimulates someone to draw. Well, it doesn’t get any better! Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing your new drawings.