I struggled a bit trying to depict the rough water - any suggestions?
Thanks Tricia, Sonia and George for your encouraging comments. I am sure you are correct that the water needs more darks. I squinted my eyes to get a general idea of tone from one area to another and the water was much lighter than the rocks etc, but I guess it does need quite a lot of contrast within it. I’ll play around and see how it goes, at least with graphite you can rub it out! Helen
I really like this graphite drawing. Zooming in shows all the mark making more clearly. Very nicely done.
Love this tonal sketch Helen. I agree darker areas in the water will give you the depth and movement of the water.
This looks great. It would be useful to see your source image. Are you perhaps trying too hard to stick to your source image rather than finding marks and shapes to depict or emphasis the flow of the water. Does the water need darker areas that highlight the contrast with the white foam of the water?
You have some wonderful mark making in the trees and rocks, that's for sure.