Monday, October 3, 2011

It's a start

Yes, I have started another colored pencil drawing. I began with a loose grisaille in warm grays, mostly to map in the darker areas of the rocks and shadows in the water, to keep from getting totally lost. It measures 7.5 x 9.5 inches. I have started with the local color from the top left. As I move along in the image I continually go back into previously drawn areas to make adjustments. This back and forth dance will continue until I have the entire image covered. Then it's more tweaking before I call it finished. However, this is one of those subjects that has me wondering, what must I have been thinking to take this one on?

4 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

um thinking to drive yourself insane?? ;p
looks good so far tho :)

conservativelybohemian said...

It is going to be beautiful, Ann! I wonder that about some of the pieces I start too. Sometimes they take me forever to finish because I freeze up in the middle, so afraid to go further because I don't want to wreck it, but knowing it is only half complete keeps me motivated. I'm in that spot right now with a piece. I hope I don't wreck it!

Love the building of colors in those rocks on the left. Can't wait to see more!!

freebird said...

It looks great so far! I love the glistening on the rocks.

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