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Hudson Fellowship Day 3

Lower Kaaterskill Falls "equisse" sketch
approx 9 x 12 inches
graphite pencil and white charcoal pencil on paper

I spent another day at Kaaterskill Falls. I like the boulders, the trees with exposed roots, and also the small waterfalls, so I found a composition with all three. In the above sketch I was just trying a compositional block-in. I tried to limit myself to 3 simple values, to help me break down the scene.

Water study, approx 9 x 12 inches

Earlier in the day I did the above sketch, trying to understand how a waterfall behaves.

approx 4 x 5 inches

This was my first thumbnail sketch. It's tiny but the scene is complicated. I wanted to do a quick sketch and then move on to do about 4 or 5... but I ended up spending an hour and a half on just this one.

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Reader Comments (7)

Nice! I'm glad I caught your post before going to bed.
I have 2 questions...
What is everyone doing with their down time?
Can I get your input on some of the drawings I did recently? Your posts have inspired me.

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker

I think it's priceless what you're sharing with us. Thank you and... keep posting!

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina

Sadie, this is terrific! I'm so happy you're doing this and posting your results here. Your drawings are beautiful (as usual) - what a wonderful experience (I'm so jealous... .)

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Tracey Brandon

I love the intimate and organic nature of the waterfall study. I can really feel the stream of water moving.

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Elder

Love it all -- the writing and the art.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Really enjoying your post.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterm collier

When do you start too paint?

I would be dieing by too make some sketches, even a watercolor or gouache.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeff f
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