Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, a Pictorial of the Drawing

Today is a day of rest from drawing.  At the end of a drawing project I usually post a pictorial of the drawing process so you can see how the scene developed through the stages of drawing.

Here is Takakkaw Falls (graphite, 12×9) ~ you can see where dark values were backed off with a kneaded eraser and the base of certain details added back in.  This adding and taking away process slowly continued as the rock and trees were developed.  Can’t forget the wolf, look at all the changes he went through.  Overall the drawing took about 26 hours to complete.

Takakkaw Falls #1 - #3

Takakkaw Falls #1 – #3

Takakkaw Falls #4 - #6

Takakkaw Falls #4 – #6

Takakkaw Falls #7 and Final

Takakkaw Falls #7 and Final


Have a great weekend!!


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58 Responses to Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, a Pictorial of the Drawing

  1. A wonderful progression:)

  2. dsaquarelles says:

    it is fascinating to follow your work, for each image there is something more! I like the wolf!

  3. iarxiv says:

    My favourite are #5 and #6 where we see the trees materialising out of thin air! 🙂

  4. jvandervlugt says:

    Beautiful Mary. So much detail. Wow.

  5. exiledprospero says:

    It’s nice to see all the incarnations in one place. Fabulous work, Mary.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Prospero! I hope I haven’t missed any of your writings – working on some home projects and I’m very behind in my Reader. Hope Princess Ariel is well ~ have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Always impressed by your talent 🙂

  7. It’s great to see the step by step progress… wonderful indeed… 🙂

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Very interesting to see the progression. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I of July says:

    it all came together nicely Mary

  10. Fascinating how you block out the sections.

  11. You have amazing skills and patience!!! Not sure how you do it. Love the wolf; what a perfect addition.

  12. Angie Mc says:

    love seeing them all together, Mary.

  13. Resa says:

    Absolutely super! This is one of my faves… the wolf is soo charming!

  14. Thank you…it’s good to see the complete sequence like this….beautiful work. Janet:)

  15. Leya says:

    The process developing is always interesting – and so are the results! Have a great weekend!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Ann-Christine, really appreciate it! Is school back in session yet? Have a great weekend.

      • Leya says:

        Mary, I have decided for a time out at my job. So – I guess I’m feeling like you – free to do what I like! A whole year off…I just had to. My parents are old and things are happening in my family. Some collegues and friends my age have got severe problems with health and some have died. Stress every day, and this Spring term almost had me on my knees.
        Sometimes you have to stop and think – is this what I want?
        Hugs and wishes for a great weekend.

        • Mary says:

          Your story sounds so familiar Ann-Christine, especially with the parents. Yes – you’ll find the break is the absolute in putting so much into perspective and gaining a hold on your peace of mind. I’m happy for you – have a beautiful break my friend.

  16. gabriarte says:

    sei bravissima ciao

  17. Don says:

    It’s such a good experience to watch these drawings of yours unfold Mary.

  18. Painting for Joy says:

    Stunning achievement Mary!!! Your patience with the medium is astounding. But it is totally worth it in the end. Thanks for sharing the progressions of each of your wonderful drawings. That’s the post I always look forward to. 😊

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Rhonda. I’m looking to further refine drawings like this, not quite there – will be a work in progress. Glad you enjoyed the series. Have a great weekend and hope you all have some rain to stamp out the fires.

  19. Amy says:

    Love to see the progress! Beautifully developed, remarkable, Mary. 🙂

  20. This is so amazing, Mary. It’s really fascinating to see each stage of your drawing, especially how the wolf evolved. Fabulous artwork! What a great artistic talent you have. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Sylvia – glad you enjoyed the series. Still undecided as next week new project, but working towards it – will be new and hope exciting. Really appreciate your support and encouragement. Have a great weekend.

  21. niasunset says:

    so beautiful as always dear Mary, fascinated your talent, your art. Thank you, love, nia

    • Mary says:

      Hi Nia, so great to hear from you. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and compliment. Hope you are well – have a wonderful weekend.

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