Sunday, February 8, 2009

Drawing continues

Today I worked more on the right wing and the water. Next I'll be refining the reflection because I feel it's the key element in establishing space and depth. As this picture shows I work with the board in a vertical position. A mahl stick keeps my hand away while doing fine work and standing allows the effort to come more from my shoulder. A trick I learned from my uncle who was a very talented sign painter. If you compare this to my previous entry on 2/6 you'll see how it is progressing toward the compositional sketch. When I approach a drawing of this size it's good to have a solid idea of the end result.  Being satisfied with the sketch gives me confidence that 75-100 hours will be well spent.

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