Pouring the Stairs, pencil drawing

It takes me a while to do these larger pieces. This one I probably started over a year ago.
It is a pencil drawing on a piece of Masonite with many coats of gesso sanded smooth.
The drawing measures 18" high by 24" wide.

Like always, I am not sure if I accomplished anything of worth here, I was trying to figure out some sort of value scheme but in the end its just a drawing that took a lot of time.

One of my favorite themes is men working and taking a frozen moment and figuring out what I want to detail out more or less maybe helps me to see things that I wouldn't normally see. Maybe in the big picture it helps me get to the truth of the matter.

But I guess making little lines is sort of a meditative process for me so in that sense it does serve some purpose.

Pouring the steps, 18x24 pencil drawing by John Huisman

Before and during the process of creating the above large drawing, I did numerous sketches to try and get a feel for value and gesture. You can see this project has been with me for some time: