Thursday, June 30, 2016

Trees in the Wild

Headed out into the woods as part of a class at my local nature center.  We carried pencils and ink and a brush.  Our goal was to get the main structures on the paper in about fifteen minutes, then to return to the classroom/studio and finish our sketches.

We worked with traditional Chinese ink (Yatsumoto) in various dilutions.  This was all new to me, so fun!

I found a lovely set of trees with exposed tangly branches along the side of a creek.

Here is what I achieved in my fifteen minutes "in the field."

 You can see I got a lot of it penciled in and the two main shapes inked, with the shadow shapes delineated.  Pretty good for only fifteen minutes!!

Then we worked for another half hour or so.  The goal was to achieve sketches quickly in ink.  Perfect for me and my scribbling attitude--new paper, new media, new brushes (provided by the class leader), new view...  let's see what we come up with!

I loved being outdoors, looking and scribbling and seeing what I could see because I was drawing.

The final.  Not sure about the spatter, but I wanted to see what it would look like. 

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