Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, #5


Thursdays drawing project is coming along – today was spent in starting the beginning development of the pine trees in the foreground, as well as .  .  .

Takakkaw Falls is a graphite drawing (12×9) on Bristol Vellum paper using 2H and HB graphite pencils.  A tortilium and a kneaded are two tools being used to move and blend the graphite.  As mentioned the pine trees are just beginning to show, mostly they will be developed with squiggly lines, a tortilum to blend, the kneaded eraser to kind of blot out sections and then I start the drawing process all over again.  It’s a way to draw full pine trees with some depth and in this case they need to come more forward than the slabs of rock.  Rocks on the lower-right-side are beginning to be drawn in.  The waterfall is starting to take shape as well.

Notice the wolf, he has been worked on – taking shape and becoming slightly more dominant to the piece.  I decided if he’s going to be in the drawing, might as well play a supporting role.  My first time drawing a wolf ~ I think I’ll leave well enough alone.

Thanks for checking in.  Next week work will continue on the left-lower corner of the rocks and all the foreground trees will be completed.  Click onto the image for a larger view.

Takakkaw Falls #5

Takakkaw Falls #5

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30 Responses to Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, #5

  1. Thumbs up for the wolf.

    The falls themselves are amazing. Way back when I was in school and had to take art class, I always struggled with making water look realistic. And here you’ve done it and made it look so easy.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks for the nod – more to do with the wolf, will be all trees this week. Thank you, but today I saw a graphite drawing of water and it was just amazing. I’ve more work to do in this area. Appreciate your kind thoughts.

  2. Great! I always like watching how these take shape.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Mark – this week it will be all about the trees. Hope to get them done and then we’ll be nearing the finish line. Thanks for checking in.

  3. Resa says:

    Yay, the wolf is still there!

    • Mary says:

      I know Resa I couldn’t leave him out – so over time you’ll see a slight adjustment to the Wolf, but his presence will be felt in the piece. Have a great week!

  4. Amy says:

    So very appreciate you showing the progress and the steps you have been taking, Mary. 🙂 Love how you make the wolf a wonderful supporting role in this beautiful drawing. 🙂

  5. Millie Ho says:

    The first thing I noticed was the wolf. Excellent creation, Mary! The way you executed the texture is divine.

  6. exiledprospero says:

    I see everyone is talking about the elephant in the room.

  7. Loved the wolf….I spotted it easily this time… 🙂

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    I like it … and thinks for leaving the wolf there.

  9. Don says:

    This is really taking shape Mary. The wolf is intriguing.

  10. Gallivanta says:

    Oh I do like the trees. And glad to see the wolf clearly present.

  11. I’m glad the wolf will stay, Mary! Very nice!

  12. This is fascinating…I love the introduction of the trees…..and now I can see the wolf:) Thank you and have a lovely weekend. Janet.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Janet – I need to work on getting the scale of the trees in during my time drawing next week. Great to see that the wolf is showing itself for you. Have a wonderful weekend too!

  13. Yay I see a wolf!! Not a monkey!! *boing boing boing*

  14. This is amazing. Mary. I can see that the wolf is more than happy to be included. 🙂

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