Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dark Blue Shadows

11/13/14 Kuretake brush pen, colored pencil,
Canson XL 140 lb. paper
A relatively tall tree grows in a traffic circle just next to the Tibetan Monastery (which I had sketched a couple months ago) in the Greenwood neighborhood. For day 4 of the 5-Day Black & White Challenge, I used a Kuretake brush pen to sketch the tree (plus a gray colored pencil for the annoying car that parked in front of me). The sketch seemed to be missing something besides color, and I wasn’t as happy with it as I have been with the previous black-and-white sketches I’ve done this week. I tried again with color, and I think I was better able to capture a sense of depth this time.

I wish the crow had stuck around for the second sketch! (I know I could have faked it in. . . I’m too honest a sketcher for my own good.)

11/13/14 Platinum Carbon and Diamine Twilight inks,
colored pencil, Pitt Artist Pen, watercolor


  1. The color gives the scene an added dimension! Nice!

  2. Have been enjoying your tree series, Tina. Keep it up.

    Cheers --- Larry


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