Thursday, November 9, 2017

Three Trunks

11/7/17 photo reference
Here’s last week’s graphite class exercise (from photo reference, as always). This lesson focuses on showing the cylindrical shape of the trunks and the various types of textures of moss, bark and other markings on the three different tree species. 

The moss on the center tree is both challenging and fun to draw. The entire trunk has a contour shadow, and each clump of moss has both a contour shadow and a shadow that it casts. It’s super tedious, yet for some reason this type of tedium engages me.


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