Saturday, September 8, 2012

Parking Lot Vines

The only nature sketching I've been privileged to do lately is sketching some overgrown brush and vines at the edge of a parking lot. I've sketched it a number of times already and these are my two favorite sketches. At first, I thought it would be a very mundane subject, but I've come to see now that there is more life there than meets the eye. Just the other day I saw a female cardinal hopping around. 8-17-12 Nature Sketch  
©2012 Carolyn A Pappas, 8-17-12 Nature Sketch. Pen and ink in 6 x 7.5 inch sketchbook. 9-5-12 Nature Sketch  
©2012 Carolyn A Pappas, 9-5-12 Nature Sketch. Pen and ink in 6 x 7.5 inch sketchbook.


  1. Glad you got to do that much, Carolyn! Funny how a few lines can capture a moment so perfectly.

  2. Great line work. Everything has depth and movement. Simply lovely.

  3. Lovely lines. Nature is in the cracks of the pavement. As you, one just needs to pay attention.

  4. Beautiful line work that tells the whole story.

  5. You've accomplished a complete story with a few lines. Well done!


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