Monday, August 30, 2010

Rocks & Foam


On a recent trip to Block Island, my husband and I hiked down Mohegan Bluffs to the beach below. The beach is absolutely beautiful because of all the colorful rocks that have been tumbled in the ocean waves to a smooth finish. Since it was a little difficult to take the rocks and climb back up the hill, I took several photos and was inspired to start a drawing from my photos. I'm working from the top photo. I am drawn to the foam from the waves encroaching the rocks on the shore. I am weaving the white of the foam among the stones and also embellishing the colors of the stones. Its another intricate piece, why am I so drawn to such intricate subject matter?!

4 comments:

Dianna Soisson said...

very nice Kendra! How large is this drawing? What type of paper are you using and what type of pencils? I can't wait to see the finished product!

Kendra said...

Thank you, Dianna. The drawing is 16x18" and I'm working on Strathmore rag illustration board, its one of my favorite surfaces because its velvety and durable. I am using predominantly Prismacolor pencils with a couple of Coloursoft pencils; C590 ochre and C390 gray green and Polychromos 189 cinnamon. I like those colors for the rocks. I may add more as the drawing continues.

Teresa Mallen said...

I love seeing wips - wonderful to see how brightly coloured the rocks are at this early stage. The foam in the photo is lovely and I am sure it will be a delight to render!

Becky Joy said...

Looks like you are off to a great start.