May 1, 2006

two trees


Perfect April weather, blue skies and a slight breeze. I sat and drew at the park playground while other family members were: playing on every piece of equipment at the playground, playing soccer, coaching soccer, and home doing yardwork/reading the paper. A quiet Sunday afternoon, and time to gather our energies for the week ahead.

I discovered that it was easiest for me to draw the gingko tree (left) from the tips of the branches down, rather than the other way around. The apple tree (? right) was drawn in a more usual way, working out from the trunk, and trying to figure out where the masses of leaves were. Both of my black fountain pens ran out of ink, so I decided that I was done.

Posted by EGP at May 1, 2006 12:11 AM

Love hearing about the process and the product is beautiful! Sounds like a great day!

Posted by: Maria at May 1, 2006 11:27 AM