Today I spent about 2 hours on the lighthouse drawing, almost forgetting that it’s Thursday and needed to get my time in for this piece.
Sodus Point Lighthouse, a graphite drawing (9×12) is being drawing on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. Graphite is being used for the entire drawing because of its reflective qualities. Nearly 100% of today’s time was spent working on the foreground water, a few outlining rocks and a very rough outline of the pier. For the foreground water I used graphite pencils 2H, HB, B and 2B – bringing in a kneaded eraser to begin capturing the foam trails. If you recall last week’s foreground water was a bit weak in value, this week cross-hatching strokes were used to blend in the strokes and begin adding depth to the area. A tortilium was used as well for blending.
Moving forward I’ll begin working on the foam sprays, pier and continuing to draw the characteristics of the turbulent water too. Incredible to think that there is such turbulence in one of the Great Lakes (Ontario), but the lake is large and depth enough.
Thanks for checking in and have a wonderful weekend. Click onto the image for a larger view (image is a bit little blurry today, sorry about that).