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.
Always appreciate seeing the progress. Enhancing the wolf’s fur is a good idea.
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.
As soon as I glanced at this I knew it was the “secret wolf” drawing. The secret is out, Mary!
Thank you so much Elisa – I think you’re right. The wolf has taken center stage!
Beautiful, Mary…just beautiful…! 🙂
Thank you Maniparna!
This is the best Thursdays Drawing….EVER!
Thanks Resa for your enthusiastic response to the piece – appreciate support always!
Beautiful! Love the final version. ❤
Thank you Amy!
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.
Thanks BB – appreciate your feedback! I’ve a bit more work on the scene and hopefully next week will be finished.
It is a stunning image…..and I am enjoying so much watching the development of these glorious graphite pieces. Have a beautiful weekend. janet:)
Thank you Janet, your words gave me some much needed inspiration. I hope you enjoy your weekend away.
You are welcome…hope the same has been true for you. Janet
It looks very promising to me, Mary 🙂 Off to inspect your rose next 🙂
Thank you so much Jo!!
I love the trees too, Mary, and the wolf, of course! Have a great weekend.
Thanks Geralyn! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.
You’ve captured the essential elements, Miss Mary,
and above all, the energy.
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
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.
Thanks very much Paul! I’ll bet it was a beautiful and inspirational spot – glad the wolf stayed away as well.
Trees giving perspective
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.
Thanks Michelle. Actually I wouldn’t know where to start in filming, but I do take photographs all through my process whether it is a drawing or painting – to check my progress and have a record. Appreciate it – have a lovely weekend.
Thanks! You too! 🙂
Fantastic drawing, Mary, as always! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thank you Fabio, have a wonderful weekend as well.
So amazing to watch the progression. The trees really bring the drawing in to focus. Very nice Mary’
I’m loving those trees, Mary.
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 –