Apologies first. I’m way behind in checking out everyone’s blogs – after this weekend things should settle back down and finally take some time to catch-up.
On the Lookout, a graphite drawing (12×9) was done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper – has been completed. I did cheat and worked on the piece on and off during the week – I really couldn’t help myself. The Heron was pure joy to work those feathers – a mindless activity and very relaxing. Speaking of feathers the pencil values ranged from 2H all the way through to 4B, and in between I also used loose graphite to darken large sections of the feathers and then used the graphite pencils for the finer details and definitions, and the really dark areas. A kneaded eraser was used for highlights in the water, sky and feathers. This drawing took about 16 hours in total.
This Heron reminds of one that comes our way during summer months and sits high up in our old Oak tree – very hunched looking for food (after he cleans his feathers, of course). He is an amazing bird and literally stays up there for several hours being very patient – just waiting and always On the Lookout!
Thank you for checking in and following along with the progress of this drawing project. Click onto the image for a larger view.
The reference image was from Paul2 of pmp – an incredible photographer, whose work is always remarkable. The image was a shot he took at sunset (in color) at Kensington Gardens – London.
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