Thursday’s Drawing: On the Lookout, a Pictorial of the Drawing

Keeping on with my Thursday’s Drawing tradition, here is a pictorial of the drawing process for On the Lookout – click onto the image for a larger view:

On the Lookout, #1 - Final

On the Lookout, #1 – Final

Thank you for stopping by – have a great weekend.  Drawings begin again after the first of the year.


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66 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing: On the Lookout, a Pictorial of the Drawing

  1. Tabatha says:

    This is the first time I’ve visited your blog, and I’ve enjoyed it very much! Birds are a particular favorite of mine, and this guy’s expression is great.

  2. Wow, excellent! Your values are fantastic!

  3. The bird’s eye, that is the point!

  4. I love this bird. Beautiful work, Mary.

  5. Amy says:

    Wow, the last version is stunning! The feathers are so real, the large version shows beautiful details. Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us, Mary!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy New Year!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Amy for your generous and thoughtful comments on the Heron, he was a great specimen to draw. Thanks for following and so gracious in your feedback to my posts. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Looking forward to your 2016 collection of amazing photography.

  6. I love this progression. The final is stunning.

  7. Those feathers are fantastic, Mary. I expect him to fly off any moment. 🙂 Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and your family. ❤

  8. dorannrule says:

    I love the three shots of progress! I never saw the perfect result coming and was even worried that you had finally met your match. Nope. This is just another of your fantastic outcomes. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      You are always so kind Dorann, thank you so much for your inspiring comments. Glad you enjoyed the Heron, he was a pleasure to draw. Thank you and hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  9. doronart says:

    Mary as always it is pleasure to land here and enjoy your great magical work. have a great Christmas and Happy New Year xx

    • Mary says:

      How cool is this Doron, wonderful to see you and happy for your visit. Thank you for your lovely comments and sending wishes your way for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope that 2016 is much kinder to you with your health and that you’ll be able to be active again in doing those things you love. Best wishes my friend ~

  10. poppytump says:

    Love the final shadow depths on his feathered cloak Mary … a great achievement ! Here’s to many more drawing and paintings in 2016 🙂 Always so lovely to open your post x

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Poppy for your generous comment on the Heron, he was a pleasure to work on! I hope you have a lovely holiday, no doubt you guys will get into some trouble (fun)! See you in 2016 – can hope this weekend to catchup on any new photographs you’ve posted. Happy Holidays!

  11. So fascinating to see how the heron emerged in your drawing, Mary. The finished image is really amazing. So well done. 🙂

  12. Seeing the emergence of the picture, step by step, was really a delightful experience. Thanks Mary for sharing with us… 🙂

  13. Resa says:

    It’s so great , Mary. Thank you for the pictorial. It’s fun to see the evolution.

  14. Jet Eliot says:

    I love seeing the process, Mary — fantastic images.

  15. You can just feel him!!! An amazing rendering, Mary!! Seriously. And re drawing, I totally agree with you. I’ve lately been called pretty loudly by graphite! From watercolor to colored pencil to ink to graphite. No idea where I’ll wind up but I agree that drawing itself is wonderful! Never thought I’d say that. Your work really inspires me always and I always appreciate your thoughtful feedback on mine as well. This, to me, is one of your best. And that’s saying something. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and New Year, Mary. 💛

    • Mary says:

      You are an amazing person Laura – dedicated to your art and happily sharing it with us so we can take it all in and enjoy! Thank you for always being present, encouraging and supportive in my creative doings – you’ve left me such generous and kind feedback that it is a hard comeback. So with this I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – looking forward to all your fantastic art in 2016!!

  16. Gallivanta says:

    A beauty! Perhaps on the lookout for the New Year. 😉

  17. Nicodemas says:

    What a great drawing! Beautiful.

  18. Tom Donovan says:

    Your disciplined process produced a nice drawing. If I don’t chat with you before 2016, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Mary. Hope Santa is good to you! : )

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Tom for your continuing encouragement and support in my creative efforts. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – see you in 2016!

  19. it has been such a week of hurdles, and today full throttle from 9-ish until 4, that i saw your post and thought, “Is today Thursday?”

    of course it is.. yesterday i drove 5+ hours and npw after a day of hurdles to renew my visa, i am aboutu to drive two more for a night in jama/home before returning to the cloud forst…

    how did my life get so busy/full of hurdles?! i’m glad you’re there and reminding me that some people are anchored pretty well, and your feathered friend is gorgeous/comforting, and as always, i wish i could see it in person.

    feliz navidad, amiga!


    • Mary says:

      What a wonderful surprise Lisa!! It sounds like your days and nights are filled with driving and hurrying to get someplace on time – better busy than not, right?! Thank you for your lovely comments – I’ve missed them.

      Hope all is going well on your many home fronts – wishing you a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2016 my friend.

      Love to you, Mary

  20. restlessjo says:

    My very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, Mary. Huge thanks for your continuing support. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Jo, can’t tell you how much your ongoing support and encouragement has meant. Thank you for always being present. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – see you in 2016!

  21. A little different subject for you perhaps. Well done!! Cheers for the weekend.

  22. Mary, as always seeing your work progress is so very interesting and the outcome, well, you already know how I feel about your work, so yes, gorgeous! Well done, once again! 🙂
    It’s going to seem a very long time before we see the next one…

    • Mary says:

      Hello my friend, thank you as always for your enthusiastic response and encouragement – it’s been a great year for learning in the various mediums, especially drawing (love it). I hope you have a wonderful weekend Marina!

  23. This is my favorite piece from you and I always like to see the post with the progression of the work, most beautiful! Wishing you as well a wonderful weekend and looking forward for next years lineup of your beautiful drawings!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Eva for your generous feedback and thoughts on this drawing – it was one of my favorites to work on. I’ve a whole list of ideas for drawing projects next year – looking forward to getting started. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

  24. I love this bird. It looks like he takes his job Very Seriously.

  25. Painting for Joy says:

    This one is your master piece!

  26. Painting for Joy says:

    This one is your master piece!!!

  27. cmartzloff says:

    Wow! So rich and textured. I really appreciate seeing the progression. I just want to touch that bird and feel the feathers. Well done.

  28. I love to see the progression. As usual, it’s magnificent, Mary.
    Have a great weekend!

  29. I look forward to your posts after the turn of the year, I learn a lot from your suggestions.

  30. Lovely, Mary. You create such beauty on the paper!

  31. Thank you, Mary…it’s good to see the whole sequence together. Wonderful work. Have a lovely weekend…janet:)

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