I am back for the work trip and hopefully things will be a little calmer and I can get more artwork done. I did not get much done of the trip but I did do this little pencil study of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
I finished this up tonight. I enjoy the challenge of these trees with the white fronds and dark fronds behind. I like how it looks and gives depth. So I am out on business travel and I will be posting intermittently for the next two weeks.
I have been working on this on and off for the who;e week. It is a little bit complicated and not a quick draw. All pencil and sort of fun if a bit slow. Enjoy it, I certainly do enjoy the draw and the relax.
I have further refined some of the tree and house detail. I added cartoon like Trick or Treaters who represent my kids when they were little and their favorite Halloween costumes. I need to add branch detail, stars and a few details here and there.
Happy Saturday, tonight's or I guess this morning since I am posting this late, is a pencil sketch of a wind swept Cypress tree. This tree is shaped by the wind and produces great graphic shapes for sketching.
More of the tree series, I worked on this tonight. The Live Oaks are down in South Carolina and are impressive. They were used back in the sailing ship days for making the stout parts of the wooden ships to include the USS Constitution hence the name Old Ironsides.
We took a day trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, to the Easton, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island area. After a little BBQ, Wine Tasting, and Cream of Crab soup, we watched the sunset on Tilghman Island. I did this sketch in pencil in the 15 minutes while the sun set.