Saturday, April 24, 2010
the more you draw, the more you see
The land in this view I would consider complex. So many layers of trees and rocks wind in and out from the water. My goal was to use a few lines as possible and limit any shading...thus making the space with line. I drew for about 3 hours. Beginning with a very light 2H and straight lines, gradually carving away at the land with selected lines and erasing. At the end I worked my way up to a 2B. It is amazing how drawing can be such a sensitive thing. Spending time drawing my chosen view really made me understand how the land is formed. The more you draw, the more you see. Now I will transfer the drawing to my panel and begin the grisaille.