Thursday, March 06, 2008
Insomnia seems to be present a lot lately and it has both benefits and drawbacks. In the predawn hours I can achieve a lot once I get some coffee and my head clears a little. The disadvantage comes later in the day when fatigue sets in early.
This is the result of this morning's early rise. I quite enjoy drawing with charcoal lately. The tinted paper fills the midtone nicely and allows me to create contrast with lights and darks.
Its been awhile since I've tried drawing clouds and the filtered light drew me to this. On my drive to work in the early morning, I often see these rays of light hitting the surface of the ocean and always wish I'd had my camera with me or the chance to pull over away from the traffic to take a photo and capture that fleeting moment.