Working away on the Thursday’s Drawing project – this particular subject has all kinds of decision points and having just hit one I thought it would be a good place to stop for the day.
Grand Slam, #4 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum with graphite for the water and rocks, and charcoal for the background trees. Work was done on all exposed areas (even removed two areas covered with Frisket). Here is a quick summary:
- The trees were lowered into the main body of the scene, they will be lowered even more once the remaining Frisket is removed. Also the depth was worked on and some of the tree tops were exposed.
- The rocks in the middle of the scene and bottom-right of the tree line, both added-on and extended out.
- The beginning features of the foreground splashes and water flowing in from the right-side and lower-right had the first layers of graphite applied.
Next week the remaining Frisket will be removed and work will start on the grand splash. The decision here will be whether or not to develop it with charcoal or graphite (shine or flat). Also, once the Frisket is removed the lower rocks in the middle will be made higher and the rocks at the below the tree line will be extended out into the middle of the scene. Value management is going to play an important role from this point forward, especially with the foreground rocks and the entire middle of the scene which will be the Grand Slam.
Thanks for checking in on the progress of Grand Slam ~ click onto the image for a larger view.