A brand new project for Thursday’s Drawing started today ~
On the Lookout, #1 a graphite drawing is being done on Bristol Vellum paper, the smooth side. The background was established first, using homemade graphite power from # B graphite pencil, dusted on with a brush and then wiped/smoothed with a piece of felt (can use chamois as well) for a softer appearance, this will let the background stay in the back and won’t interfere with the main subject (a Heron), and finally using a kneaded eraser certain areas were lifted for water highlights. Next the wood pier/pole was worked on establishing values first (B, 2B, 3B and 4B), used a tortilium to smooth out graphite and lastly added in the grains of the wood. Some more work needs to be done on the water and wood, but I’ll wait until the Heron is established so the values stay in check and I can get a better feel for where the drawing is taking me.
Next week the Heron will begin to emerge. Thank you checking in – have a great weekend. Click onto the image for a larger view of details.