Today I was able to spend a good two hours drawing and made nice progress on the big slabs of rocks of Takakkaw Falls ~
Takakkaw Falls, a graphite drawing (12×9) is being drawn on Bristol Vellum paper – using only 2H and HB graphite pencils, and a tortilum for blending. My objective is to use Sfumato technique (giving a smokey appearance, for this drawing it would be coming in from the sides), but I’m finding this takes a great deal of focus and discipline to not over do the rock formation details on both sides of the drawing – I hope I’m able to stick with the plan and not go overboard with detail. But darn I do love drawing rocks, for me it’s a relaxing and mesmerizing process building the character of the rocks (cracks, crevices and water stains) that I could do for hours. Which is what could also get me in trouble, again working in too much detail.
I see several areas that need more buildup of shading for the shape and form of some rocks that play a more significant role in the over all scene that I’ll take care of next week. In addition the other work will concentrate on the middle rocks immediately surrounding and are behind the falls.
Do you see the wolf head? Didn’t realize that the point I left off today, ending up looking just like a wolf looking down into the Falls – how funny! Thanks for checking in ~ click onto the image for a larger view.