Saturday, June 19, 2010

Drawing Study: Reeds and Rocks

More study of rocks. This drawing was based on a photo that my wife and I took when we were vacationing in New York. The lake that we stayed on was very calm and full of reeds.

I like the distinctive shapes of the rocks accent the vertical shapes of the foreground reeds. The hardest part of this drawing was to create texture for the rocks without darkening them too much. If they were too dark, then you wouldn't get a sense of the tall grass in front.

The part of the drawing that I'm not all that happy with is the cloud formations in the back. They are a bit distracting. In this situation, I should have created less clouds.

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