|8/4/20 Maple Leaf neighborhood
This fantastic weeping sequoia – a tree that was surely designed by Dr. Seuss – was my main interest here, my “story” for this sketch. I thought I’d put a car or two in the foreground to give the composition some depth, but somehow I ended up drawing all the cars, which took more time than I wanted, given that they didn’t interest me at all. Meanwhile, I lost the sun that was darting in and out of clouds. And my sequoia is now a tiny part of the picture.
If I had followed the thumbnail advice, I would have seen this problem in a few seconds and might have instead come up with a more horizontal composition, like the one I cropped below. Actually, I prefer best the composition I made of it four years ago.
Live and don’t learn, I guess.