Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, #7

Today most of my drawing time was spent on developing the trees in the lower portion of the drawing ~ ah the drawing is getting very close to being completed.

Takakkaw Falls, #7 is a graphite drawing (12×9) on Bristol Vellum paper using 2H and HB graphite pencils along with, a kneaded eraser and a torilium.  Most of the time was spent filling in the rest of the trees and developing their thickness and the appearance of a thick patch of trees (I can still see some areas that need a little more work).  In addition the wolf was adjusted slightly to make his fur a bit more prominent and I went back into the rocks closest to the falls to toned down their darkness, so they don’t come forward this should allow the trees to be closer to the viewer.

Next week will be all about finalizing the waterfalls, in the drawing they are wider than the actual falls so time will be spent narrowing the sides and making sure they have the energy one would expect from a waterfall of this size.  And then, perhaps the drawing will be completed – all depends on if anything else jumps out at me to be worked on.

Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in.  Click onto the image for a larger size.

Takakkaw Falls #7

Takakkaw Falls #7

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33 Responses to Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, #7

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Always appreciate seeing the progress. Enhancing the wolf’s fur is a good idea.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Frank – trying not to get too detail since he’s at quite a distance, but I thought a bit more fur would secure him to the scene.

  2. elisa ruland says:

    As soon as I glanced at this I knew it was the “secret wolf” drawing. The secret is out, Mary!

  3. Beautiful, Mary…just beautiful…! 🙂

  4. Resa says:

    This is the best Thursdays Drawing….EVER!

  5. Amy says:

    Beautiful! Love the final version. ❤

  6. So amazing! These beautiful drawings really make me think of old photographs. They are so highly detailed, and have a look of a photograph since they appear to me to be flawless.

  7. It is a stunning image…..and I am enjoying so much watching the development of these glorious graphite pieces. Have a beautiful weekend. janet:)

  8. restlessjo says:

    It looks very promising to me, Mary 🙂 Off to inspect your rose next 🙂

  9. I love the trees too, Mary, and the wolf, of course! Have a great weekend.

  10. You’ve captured the essential elements, Miss Mary,
    and above all, the energy.
    Fine indeed.

    uncle john

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Uncle John for your lovely feedback and thoughts, I’m hoping the final run shows the full power of the water. Thanks again ~ Miss Mary

  11. Paul Beech says:

    Terrific, Mary. The other evening I visited Dyserth Falls (on the River Ffyddion) for the first time in many years, and climbed the steep steps to the top. Jolly glad I didn’t meet your wolf there!

    Have a good weekend.


  12. Trees giving perspective

  13. It’s looking pretty amazing! Do you ever film your progress? It would be exciting to see a time lapse video of some of your work.

  14. Fabio says:

    Fantastic drawing, Mary, as always! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  15. Painting for Joy says:

    So amazing to watch the progression. The trees really bring the drawing in to focus. Very nice Mary’

  16. I’m loving those trees, Mary.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Cynthia very much, they are an interesting subject to draw in graphite. I do enjoy rocks more, but the trees held my interest for shape, form and depth. I have a little bit to clean up, but they are just about done. Hope you have a great weekend –

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