Talk about being behind today – ah well, at least I was able to squeeze in time for Thursday’s Drawing and continue on the journey of drawing Sodus Point Lighthouse.
Sodus Point Lighthouse, #4 (12×9) is being drawn 100% in graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. Today’s work continued with the water, developing the deepness and turbulent thrashing, rocks in the water, the pier and finally the beginning stages of the big splashes, oh and a few minor touches here and there to the cloud structure. Graphite pencils used were: HB, B, 2B, and 4B, along with a tortilum and kneaded eraser for certain effects.
There is a lot more work still to go, I’m expecting 3 or 4 more sessions because the splashes is what will take a lot of time to develop by laying down the graphite – blending – taking away and starting the process all over again. For now I have to let it sit and walk past it every now and then to get a feel for how it’s developing and what areas are shouting out for attention.
Have a great weekend, hope to visit everyone’s blog tomorrow and catch up on my replies to your comments. Click onto the image for a larger view ~