After 3 weeks in the tropics of Far North Queensland, I’ve finally commenced a coloured pencil drawing. Adjusting to the heat and missing my studio back in Tasmania have been hurdles that I am at last beginning to overcome.
Instead of something truly ‘tropical’ by definition, I have decided to draw a section of the Barron Falls. I love drawing water, especially waterfalls. The palette for this work is the same as I would use back in Tasmania. Wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t bring the pencils I needed for this drawing! I had to go and buy some and after 2 sessions totalling about 4 hours I have a drawing that’s starting to make some visual sense.
At 60 x 80 cm, it’s a sizeable piece of work, but I wanted the power of the waterfall to confront viewers.
Pencils used so far: Prismacolors – White, French Grey 10%, Light Umber, Dark Brown, (Polychromos) Black.
Waterfalls are very majestic subjects and I want to do justice to this impressive section of the Barron Falls.