My last drawing in charcoal was a little heavy and I thought why not lighten things up with this next piece. Graphite was used because of its reflective qualities and along with certain blending techniques a soft atmosphere developed allowing the morning light to glance over the land and pond ~
Morning Light, a graphite drawing (8×10) was done on Strathmore Vellum Bristol paper using 2H, HB, B, 2B and 3B graphite pencils and loose powder. The background was both applied and blended lightly so the atmosphere appears soft and showcases the morning light. The foreground grasses, reeds and weeds were laid in more sharply and blended slightly less allowing more detail. Additional tools used was a cotton ball, a sable-haired brush, tortilium and a kneaded eraser – what would I do without my tool!
Guess what? This is my 500th post – who would have thought! Thanks for checking in ~ click onto the image for a larger view.
Spring storms are finally starting to fire off here in North TX, keeping my fingers crossed no tornado’s pop up.