Possum Patty from Pencil-vania Illustrating Life

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trees in parking lots while waiting for appointments: Earle Poole Sanctuary


This sanctuary is not far from my home. I was waiting for my group to arrive and quickly sketched this red maple tree next to the grassy area that serves as a parking lot. It was a grand tree and I didn't have more than a few minutes, so I sketched quickly and then used my Stablio All black pencil and a waterbrush to give it some form.



This was as far as I got and there wasn't time for more. After dinner I opened my sketchbook and looked at it. Oh my, I thought, it looked like a winter drawing. No color! No leaves! 
So I doodled some greenery in while watching tv. (Derwent watercolor pencils and Sharpie Ultra Fine pen) I think I need to go back and count all of the trees that I have drawn in sketchbooks. Somewhere along the way, I lost track. I'm working towards 10,000. 


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1 comment:

  1. OH yes, you captured the knotholes & where the branches were cut off! VERY good.
    Thanks,
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

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