So this next bit I'm having to write purely from drawing conclusions from the photos I'd left on my camera and the record I keep of how long it all took.
This session takes 30 minutes, the obligatory coffee break and then a sitting of 1 hour and 40 minutes and this is how it approximately goes...
Once again my attention has shifted to another area of the drawing... well, my excuse is I want to feel like I'm making some progress and need to get away from drawing the water for a while so I can keep this whole project interesting for myself.
Here I've avoided drawing a clear outline or shape to suggest movement.
The lighter part of the fish is of course the chrome pencil and again some white to blend the edges together.
At this point I step back and take a look at what I'm drawing - important to keep doing this from time to time to make sure that everything is looking convincing!
I'll be going back over all the water at a later stage to get the right colour and depth. It seems odd to wait but I'm finding it a bit difficult to get to grips with this drawing and so want to have a good general view of things before I decide where improvements are needed. My usual method is to get the details right straight away, working from the top lefthand corner, but as this drawing is of mostly one subject (water!) I need to see it as an almost finished "whole" before I can get everything balanced. We'll see if this new method works....
The drawing has taken 11 hours and 10 minutes so far. It seems I'm making some progress!