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!!