Wednesday, February 16, 2011

tree series

in the works: a series of tree drawings. this is the first, measuring 8x15. it's been a long time since i've worked on a textured surface, but thought it would add or mimic the bark of the tree. and i'm using a few really hard leads for the details. i typically like soft graphite ranging from B thru B4 but the small branches need to be very crisp.

i took a photo of this lovely tree at descanso gardens about a year ago~ that's how long i've had this idea of a tree series in my head!! i found this particular tree in a lush grove of ancient oaks. i love the way the branches are all twisty and crooked, it really adds drama and interest to the drawing!!


Katherine Kean said...

A beautiful beginning - I'm looking forward to the progression!

patty said...

Hi Kat, thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoyed my visit here - what a variety of creative work you do. Very inspiring!!

Amelia said...

Hi Kat,

this is stunning! hope you are well :)



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