Time to give an update on the status of Thursdays’ Drawing project, Grand Slam . . . Grand Slam, graphite (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper with charcoal and graphite – here is a summary of today’s work:
- The trees are the only aspect of the drawing being drawn in charcoal so they stay flat (with no reflection) and stay in the background of the scene – today more definition was given to the trees and will wait until the drawing is nearly done to continue. The bottom of the tree line will be extended more into the half-moon area, but will be done at the same time as the spray/splash – this will begin to fix the appearance of “looking down into the scene.”
- The rocks/boulders are being drawn in graphite to reflect sun and water – all the rocks were worked on including the foreground left and right sides they are now connected, also rocks were added to the bottom of the tree line in the upper right of the drawing although I’m not entirely sold on these rocks and the area some thought.
- The water and spray are being drawn entirely in graphite, allowing the sun to be reflected off the water. Water flowing toward the shore was developed with several layers, much more work is required, it doesn’t have a natural choppy feel yet – as the values and motion of the water will be worked on after the spray/splash is completed.
- See the middle area, a spot and what looks like lines – actually frisket (keeping the paper clean) will be removed next week. I also noticed that the piece of paper I was resting my hand and arm on smeared some of the light splashes w/n the water, not to worry that will be correct next week.
About four hours went into the drawing today – have a great weekend! Thank you for checking in on the progress of Grand Slam, click onto the image for a larger version.