Tuesday, 8 June 2010

New wader drawing


In this new drawing i'm attempting to portray a still evening scene of a lapwing on the edge of a scrape at Titchfield Haven.I'm concentrating less on detail and more on the lighting and shadows here to try and convey the evening light.So far ive blocked in the water and blended with a blending stump before adding a few dark highlights and lifting out some lighter ones.The subject itself is largely darkened by backlighting and now ive moved onto portraying the wet mud and vegetation that surrounds the scrape itself,again with backlighting there will be some very strong contrasts in tone here.I'm happy that it's progressing well so far and hopefully it should be complete within a day or two.

6 comments:

Gayle said...

I really like this Clive, it is so evocative of peaceful evenings.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou gayle,i'm glad the mood is already coming across

Colette Theriault said...

Wonderful work Clive! I love reflective scenes and what you have done so far is really nice. Love the long/tall dimensions you chose...great composition.

Clive Meredith said...

many thanks colette,i share your love of reflections

Mike Woodcock said...

It's a beauty Clive. I love the time of day that in Cornwall is known as 'Dimpsey'.

Clive Meredith said...

cheers mike,nothing to beat that sense of quiet peace that pervades the wetland on a lovely still evening