Thursday, November 10, 2011

The next step

Here is my current colored pencil drawing in its next stage. That point when I am already looking forward to the next piece that I will do and really wishing that I could get this one to a state of completion. But drawing this way is not something that can be rushed. Since I posted the last WIP of this drawing, I have filled in the rocks in the upper right and begun filling in areas of color in the water at the central part of the composition. These shapes of color are then further defined and altered by drawing the white shapes back into them with either a kneaded eraser or white plastic eraser stick. Then I go back with more color to deepen the contrast or adjust the shapes. As I expand the areas of color I tend to go back and further define previously drawn areas. Kind of like two steps forward and three back. But eventually I get there. Somehow.

16 comments:

rebeccastahr said...

Beautiful progress.

Rose Welty said...

Your work is always worth all the labor Ann - it has such calm and balance. I do love the colors here too!

MaryO said...

Ann, this is incredible already! Can't wait to see the end result...and the next one you're planning!

Bei Price said...

it looks wonderful! Cant wait for the finished piece!

Cathy Holtom said...

It will be fantastic when it's finished , stick with it!

Alex said...

WOW! =) It's truly coming alive this one

conservativelybohemian said...

I agree with Rose's comment. Love that moss on the rocks too. A perfect stream with gorgeous color! I can hear the rushing water as I type...

Caatje said...

Beautiful, even if it's not finished. I'm in awe of people who can do good colored pencil drawings/paintings. It requires so much patience.

Fay Merritt Iseminger said...

This is coming along nicely! I have a special love of streams. Can't wait to see it finished.
Fay

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Yum! Keep on trucking, girl :)

padmaja said...

I love the movement in this piece Ann, look fwd to the finished work!

Revelle Taillon said...

This is over the top gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished. Love how you can see the rocks thru the water!

raena said...

It is beautiful so far!

Revelle Taillon said...

I love this so much! Would you mind if I printed it to show to my colored pencil class? I won't without your permission! It's just so awesome. I like to show them work of other colored pencil artists, besides mine. We all have different styles and this is just awesome! Email me if I can from my blog.

Teresa said...

Looks great already!

Jennifer Rose said...

so many colours in the water, well done :D

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