Just around the corner, the terrain quickly changes from beautiful tall sequoia pines to the stark barren Mohave desert.
Cap clouds form directly over the mountaintop and occurs when humid air is forced to flow over the mountain, condensing into a cloud. The title adds just a little push to where the viewer's focus will ultimately rest.
This is a small drawing just 6.5" x 9" on mellotex paper. I started by toning in the sky, blending it smooth with a chamois and then worked from the background to the foreground. I used a 2B .5mm mechanical pencil for most of the drawing. Some of the broader mid-tone areas were done using a chisel point clutch pencil (2H).