Bet you thought I got lost! We had a few house projects to work on, plus I’ve been reading and studying drawing techniques for specific types of subjects and spending what time I had for drawing on this still life.
Tulips in Light, a graphite drawing (12×9) was done on Blick Drawing Paper using graphite pencils 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B (in a few places) and a spot of carbon pencil for the darkest value in the top left flower bud. My intention for this drawing was to keep the values more in the light-to-mid ranges (for a soft effect), and using contrast with the darkest and lightest values to give the scene some life (so to speak). There is one area that I might build in another tulip (far right), but I’m thinking the piece became balanced by bringing in the dark thin leaf strand. We’ll see if the drawing talks some more.
I thought the drawing was done early last evening, but the setting sunlight hit the drawing just right through a window and I was like, WOW why didn’t I see that effect on my own. Oh yeah, the light from the sun hit the drawing perfectly on the far right giving the piece this look of background thin fabric falling. It was really cool, so I had to go back in and re-create the effect – it was like the icing on a cake!
I plan to visit your blogs this afternoon and I’m looking forward to catching up. Thanks for checking in ~ click onto the image for a larger view.
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