Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Preliminary Drawing - Pinware River 3 -Rapids

Preliminary Drawing for Bones of the Earth series
"Pinware River 3, Labrador - Rapids"
Digital drawing, 800px x 600px

I realized as I was completing this drawing that a rapids is a waterfall inside a river. Wow!

For computer drawing, I use a digitizing tablet and stylus, and a graphics software that lets me use layers. In this drawing, I used one layer for the black lines, another layer for the airbrush gray spray and a third layer for the white background. Keeping each component separate simplifies how I work. When I have finished the drawing, I flatten all the layers together and save the drawing in its final format to use online.



Jen said...

Wow, your drawings are amazing! I just found your blog through AEDM, and can't wait to see how they progress to a painting over the month. Really cool!

Mavis said...

Hi Jen: Thanks for checking out my blog and for your comments. I find that doing these preliminary drawings helps me to observe the little details that will go into the painting. I am really glad that you will come back to see how the project is developing!