Thursdays drawing continues with project, Takkakaw Falls ~
Takkakaw Falls, a graphite drawing (12×9) is being drawn on the smooth side of Bristol Vellum paper, using 2H and HB graphite pencils. If you recall my goal is to utilize as much as possible sfumato technique which is to minimize details and create a fog (smokey-like) atmosphere. One of the techniques I’m also utilizing in this is to keep the values down to two (2H and HB), which is a bit of a challenge for me as I like to utilize as many as possible within a drawing. But for this drawing, it’s the illusion of smoke-like atmosphere that I’m trying to create – I have to stay focused on what I’m doing. That also means on the outer edges of the drawing details needs to be kept to a raw minimum – so once I was done drawing today I took a sable brush and gave the left-side a good brushing so as to blur some of the rock details. There is still a good deal more to be drawn on the left-side, but for today it was a good start.
The main question I’ll have to answer every week during this project, is how much rock detail to draw in and when to push the values for shadows and lights – get this right and I’ll be half-way there in working towards my goal.
Thanks for checking in. Click onto the image for a larger view ~