A new work in Progress

Due to big urgent commissions needing all my attention, weeks have gone by without Black on Grey on White featuring any WIP.
So, it is with great rejoicing jubilation that I post the first steps in my new non-commissioned drawing: Bricks and Stones.
The reference comes from my good friend & photographer Juliet Harrison. She spotted this Clydesdale while visiting Scotland last summer and let her camera record a wonderful vision.

The piece is big and complex with strong contrasts in both light, shapes and textures, a great subject and an unusual composition.
Masses to get my teeth dug into.

"Bricks and Stones" Step 1

Tools chosen:
Mellotex paper
Derwent 2B & HB
Staedler Clutch F & 6B

The first step shows a few bricks who still need a big chunk of attention.
I'm drawing them as they come, having only mapped out horizontal lines to give me guidance. They are still time consuming as I have to figure exactly how best to render them. A first darker layer is made in 2B which I then refine with my HB...
Not sure it's the best...Off up to work it out.
Will post soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful week-end wherever you are.


Oooh. This is my kind of art! I love bricks and stones and repetitive compositions. Graphite is such an amazing medium. I can't wait to see the finished piece! It's beautiful already!
Katherine, I am convinced my eyes will go square or I'll totally loose my marbles before I get to the end of it. Knowing that: still going full speed ahead :D
Angie said…
This is going to be wonderful. Love the composition. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

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