Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Three Trees, Three Times

11/12/14 Kuretake brush pen, Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-
syogun ink, Canson XL 140 lb. paper
Nearly two months ago I sketched this same Greenwood neighborhood traffic circle from the opposite direction. Last time I thought it was interesting that the three maples were showing such a wide range of color from pure green to yellow to bright red. This afternoon the easternmost tree was completely bare, while the other two still had a scattering of yellow leaves left.

First I sketched the scene with a twig and India ink (for the 5-Day Black & White Challenge). I loved the stark monochrome look of it so much that I tried it again, this time with my Kuretake brush pen, which I often use to sketch bare trees in winter. Finally I tried it one more time with twig and ink with the addition of touches of color.

(Yes, the sky is bright blue behind those trees! Even though the temperature is only in the high 20s and 30s, we are still enjoying sunshine!)

11/12/14 India ink, twig, Fuyu-syogun ink
11/12/14 India ink, twig, various inks, Zig marker

1 comment:

  1. These bare trees are making me feel cold! Nice sketches!!!


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