Sunday, May 23, 2010
Pencil Sketch - Carolyn Pappas
Lately, I've been making very simple sketches outside. Actually, I have been making simple sketches all around. I have gotten into a bad habit of making really detailed, frameable drawings in my sketchbooks. I am trying to get out of that habit because I want to start framing things now, and I don't want to tear apart sketchbooks to do so. Plus, I am finding that the extra sketching practice is paying off in my observational skills. This is a sketch I made of tree branches, leaving the parts covered by leaves white. I wish I knew what kinds of tree this is -- it is very tall and it towers over all the houses on my street, but in the fall there are tiny, annoying leaves all over the place.