Vine Study, ink with watercolor wash, 4/25/09
I came home from my class on Friday night feeling exhausted but really inspired. While I was there I got a lot of time to practice figures and portraits, as well as get out and do nature sketching on my down time. I have a lot of little sketches from my trip that I will soon get scanned in and ready to post.
In the meantime, here is a little thing that I did in my watercolor sketchbook before I left. It is a vine that is wrapped around this arbor in the backyard. I'm not sure what sort of vine it is though. Apparently, it will have white flowers later on -- I will have to do another drawing once they come out. It took me some time to draw the leaves in ink first, but I think it was a lot of fun. I wasn't really concerned with keeping my greens accurate. I thought it would be more fun to make them as bright and bold as I could.