We set out to capture the essence of flowing, bubbling water. No simple task.
For guidance we look to Japanese woodblock print masters of water:
We observed water shapes and relationships. You can trace marks or interpret them-be aware of the diversity of marks: their quickness, slowness, compactness and openness.
Take water notes:
Blind contour edges as they change shape, move and dissipate. Coordinate the eye and hand, like warming up for a run or stretching to loosen and relax.
Remind yourself that, no matter how complex, all you need is right in front of you.
” Warm highlights, cool shadows”. ” Reflected light is warm and cool”. “Daylight is cool, incandescent is warm”. So say the masters.
Rules are relative…draw what you see!
Thanks to All for making this a great series of rocks, skies and water. Plan for more this fall. Your suggestions are always appreciated.