I need your help. I love working with graphite and I keep pushing myself to try to convey different textures and values, pushing myself to create it knowing that I don’t know how and I work and work at it until I figure it out. I saw this reference photo and thought I would try this knowing that it was water with a reflection of the clouds and knowing it wouldn’t be the easiest to do without color because the textures were so similar.
How I differentiate between the water, the reflection and the water creeping up over the pebbles was particularly interesting to me when I saw the photo. And I’ve never drawn clouds before, so this was totally new for me on many levels … But, I feel like I totally failed on this one. And, even though I put a lot of effort into it, to me it looks like I just totally missed it on every level.
Please help me with suggestions or things to try to improve it, tell me what looks off, etc. Thanks everyone.