Today I spent a little more than an hour on the drawing. The project is more complex than I originally thought and will take many hours to complete, which is okay it’s just that you’re going to see this scene for several more weeks ~
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. The slabs of rock continued to be developed today, and the left-side of the waterfall was started.
I expected to see a lot more progress today, but I’m having to feel my way around portions of the rocks where the bulk needs to be more prominent – this is more of a give and take process – right now they look flat next to the waterfall. Also I’m starting the waterfall, while I know the look I want to project, it’s not materializing yet. I think during the coming week I’ll use scrap paper to see if I can’t figure out how to get the weight and full force/energy of the water to project more – form and value management will be key here.
So many saw the wolf’s head last week. Well here we go again, not wanting to disturb the head, late in the drawing session I started drawing in the far right rock wall abutting the water fall, and what do you know? After I took the photograph what did I noticed? The leg! I’m serious and really this hasn’t happened in a drawing before. Do you see it? There is no question the wolf will be left in – something is telling me it’s there for a reason.
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