Possum Patty from Pencil-vania Illustrating Life

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#1 Lessons from a Tree







#1 Lessons from a tree. "Drawing the bare bones of a winter tree against the subtle colors of the setting sun can be a challenge because knowing that the branches are distinct from the sky, I tend to be heavy-handed and ink them in without regard to the fact that the atmosphere also envelops the tree. From a distance, the smaller branches become indistinct and the twigs all but disappear! I don't wish for the light to die behind the "cut-out" forms of the trees, nor do I wish to have it be broken up into spaces, one on either side of the trees." Possum Patty (insert outlined in red is a separate paper done last year, found, and glued onto the page; Staedtler Karat Aquarell and Micron pens)

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