The temperature was about 12º F (-11º C) this morning. With the frigid weather, the ice is creeping along to the very lip of the dam. Ducks have been congregating on top of the structure and have left tracks in the snow. Drawn with a black litho crayon in my sketchbook.
After drawing the first picture, I warm up over a cup of coffee and returned to draw this observation of the snow-covered water with a pair of dog or coyote tracks. It's bitter cold; the sky is totally blue and the shadows of the trees are a deep blue. I drew this with a blue china marker.