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.
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.