I’d like to tell you guys that the drawing is completed, but not to be and probably not for a couple more weeks . . . so here is where we stand.
Sodus Point Lighthouse, #5 is a graphite drawing (9×12) being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. The pencils used today were: 2H, HB, B, 2B and 4B and blending tools were a tortilium and a kneaded eraser. Areas worked on were: the three main spurts of spray, all the foreground water and middle ground water, and continuing to darken the pier. Most of the water was continued using the cross-hatch strokes to darken and fill in the gaps – this is where the deeper water is indicated leaving plenty of white space and other high value areas light. A lot of the spray that was originally left white was slowly filled in using the tortilium by smudging the area, then erasing and repeating the process until the spray looked convincing. Two hours of work, probably doesn’t look like much but this is where slow going is better than rushing through.
Next week I hope to finish the water and do some additional touch-ups on the sky, and then finally the week after work on the lighthouse will begin.
Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in!
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