View Full Version : WDE April 5 - Stone Wall & Rhodos - WIP

04-12-2019, 12:27 AM
I don't recall ever doing rocks before. I think they intimidated me. Well, the time has come. I did this first as a study of the rocks in the stone wall and rhodos ref. I hope to finish with the middle ground and BG features, but perhaps not right away, since having finally "caught up," I'll probably move on to the current WDE.

The study is pencil, WC pencil, and soft pastel on WC paper. About 2 hours. Size, roughly 8" x 12". (Unfortunately, the night photo has darkened things a bit and failed to pick up some of the color in the rocks and foliage, even though I have a very strong light. :confused: )


Thanks to Maureen for hosting with great ref photos, as always :) Lots of nice work this week!

04-12-2019, 02:23 AM
I think your rocks rock, they look terrific..

Charlie's Mum
04-12-2019, 07:30 AM
I can see the colours!
Great stones Connie - so never feel intimidated by them again! (... though rocks are my pet hate!).
These dry stone walls are usually ancient here - it's said that shepherds, and those who worked on the moors, always picked up stones as they found them, carried them until finding a place in a wall where they'd fit exactly! Deep pockets huh?:lol:
I love our dry stone walls!:)

Thanks for doing this :)

PS - I'll add the finish to the gallery too:)

04-12-2019, 10:22 AM
A nice start, Connie, will await your finish.

Valri Ary
04-12-2019, 11:11 AM
So far itís AMAZING

04-12-2019, 05:32 PM
looking FAB so far connie

04-12-2019, 05:40 PM
wow...they are wonderful !
tyree :wave:

04-12-2019, 07:38 PM
Thanks, everyone. Glad to have survived my first rock sketch.

Maureen, I love the story about the shepherds! Deep pockets indeed. We have many old (and sometimes crumbling) stone fences here in the Eastern U.S., but they probably aren't as "ancient" as some in your area. The area where I live in Pennsylvania is actually known for its many rock houses. The older ones that survived are highly priced and highly prized, even though they can be drafty and damp.

04-12-2019, 10:43 PM
Yay rocks!!

04-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Hey Connie:wave: the rocks are looking good:clap: but I am intrigued to see whats behind the wall:thumbsup: