I have worked up a large drawing from my sketchbook drawings and from a series of photographs I took on the day.
|'Looking through to Constantine Bay' Graphite 50x70cm|
There a number of things I was aiming to achieve with this drawing
- A sense of drama in the image.
- A freshness, looseness in the drawing, so that the marks stayed interesting.
- Strong tonal contrast emphasised by broader areas of dark tones.
|Crop section to show loose drawing marks|
|Crop section to show dramatic shapes against the sky|
This drawing was relatively quick to do, given its size. I have increased my confidence in working from my sketchbook. While I was sketching I was more thoughtful about what I wanted to record so that I would be able to do a further drawing in the studio. I paid particular attention to the shapes of the rock against the sky, and to the overall structure of the rocks. Having sat in front of this subject matter for a good long while I can now picture the scene more readily. Being able to work with the original sketches makes working on site much more exciting and rewarding. As the weather improves I am aiming to work on a much larger scale on site, leaving less to do in the studio.