Project 1 – Exercise 1 Sketching individual trees

I was looking forward to this exercise a kind of walk through our garden with the different varieties of trees. I went for pencil as I didn’t have so much chance to work with it in the previous part of the course.

Stefan513593 - project 1 - exercise 1 - 1

Stefan513593 – project 1 – exercise 1 – 1

Stefan513593 - project 1 - exercise 1 - 2

Stefan513593 – project 1 – exercise 1 – 2

Stefan513593 - project 1 - exercise 1 - 3

Stefan513593 – project 1 – exercise 1 – 3

At the end I decided to draw the willow tree in ‘negative’ form as it was standing in front of a dark background of conifers.

Stefan513593 - project 1 - exercise 1 - 4

Stefan513593 – project 1 – exercise 1 – 4

Learnings:

  • I enjoyed to move with the pencil along the shapes of the trees
  • It really helped me to focus first on the overall shapes and than move slowly to the major shapes within
  • As it is still winter time, it was easier to see the major branches of the tree
  • I liked to ‘negative’ draw in front of a black/dark background. This really changed the visual effect of the tree, it seems to come closer to the viewer

Next time:

  • No foilage, so waiting for spring to come and for me to draw more.

 

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