Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Nature sketching - "before"
These are "before" photos. Before I started reading the Sketching from Nature book.
This tree - I had no idea what to do with those leaves. Minimal shading. No background. Pretty blah.
This is a drawing of the view out my front window last winter - which is a view of the empty lot across the street. Which makes for a compositionally challenging piece. There isn't really a focus - I started a touch of shading on the ground - then didn't like it and abandoned all attempts and putting in any values.