Today the seascape starts to come alive with energy as this Thursdays drawing takes a new turn – the power of Mother Nature takes over.
Grand Slam, #5 a charcoal/graphite drawing (9×12) is quickly coming together. By adding the large splash from a crashing wave the seas energy pushes back the tree line and brings us to ground level – the act of placing us at the feet of the turbulent water. Here is what was worked on today:
- Background trees were smudged slightly, so they wouldn’t be uniform and shows evidence of stiff sea breezes
- Rocks in areas being hit with water were darkened
- The remaining frisket was removed and the splash was formed. This was done with a lot of give and take using a touch of charcoal, mostly graphite and a kneaded eraser. Layers were added, then removed by the eraser – this process continued until gentle variations of values within the splash could be recognized.
One more week of refining and I think this drawing will be completed. Thanks for checking in – click onto the image for a larger view.
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