Among my favorite neighborhood trees are the burly, bumpy
ones that line both sides of Roosevelt Way Northeast for about a mile. They are
so much fun to sketch that I have done it many times – in 2018, 2017 and
2015. And winter is good for this because I can easily sketch them from my
parked car almost anywhere along the arterial. The hairs that sprout from their
warts and noses amuse me.
2/24/21 Maple Leaf neighborhood
I wanted more vertical space in the small Field Notes Signature sketchbook I was using, so I turned the spread diagonally. I think it skewed my perception, though, because the rest of the composition seems a bit crooked. But as a Facebook friend said when I posted this, the whole world is topsy-turvy.
I scanned the book at an angle, but I think the sketch looks better in the trophy shot below.