The start of a new project, always exciting – starts out weak, but hopefully will end on a high note.
Sodus Point Lighthouse, (9×12) will be drawn entirely in graphite pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. The sky and middle cloud bank were worked on today, it’s 1/3 completed with a long ways to go. I’m working to achieve a soft atmosphere for the middle cloud bank as it floats through the scene, while not threatening, it will still play a role as a backdrop to showoff the lighthouse.
Sodus Point, is located in Upstate New York along the shores of Lake Ontario – a place that I know very well. This area is where I grew up and have many great memories of the lake, riding my bike along the waterway to the light house was a favorite pastime. Lake Ontario is a significant body of water stretching 60 miles across directly to Canada, many a boat has been lost on this lake – winds coming down from Canada can be treacherous. So the Sodus Point Lighthouse plays a significant role in guiding many sea worthy vessels to safety.
Next week, the sky will be nearly completed and then starts the body of water. In this scene the water is quite turbulent, as you’ll see once the water becomes built up.
Click onto the image for a larger view – this week there isn’t very much to see, but wait as usually the scene will unfold as it’s built right before your eyes.