Monday, February 3, 2014

Like a Bad Haircut

2/3/14 Platinum Carbon ink, Kuretake Bimoji brush pen,
Zig markers, watercolor, Canson XL 140 lb. paper
If you live in a city with above-ground power lines, you’ve seen many trees like this: Parted through the middle like a bad haircut to make room for the lines. When they’re fully in leaf, trees like this look ugly and indignant, cheated out of what should be green and full tops. But bare, the same trees are strangely beautiful as their limbs negotiate around the straight, unyielding wires.

After spending all weekend in a dark classroom illuminated only with spotlights on our still lifes, it felt really good to get out this morning in the sunshine, even if the near-freezing temperature and harsh wind kept me inside the car.

1 comment:

  1. We have so many of them like that here. They do looks strange when they are bare, but oddly flowing at the same time. Nice sketch of this one.


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