Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for 2014. May it be a productive year.
Here’s some pencil drawings I’m doing at the moment of trees in my neighbourhood which I’m using as references in various paintings. The main purpose of these drawings is to capture the main trunk and branches. Plus the basic shapes of the outer edges of the tree as well.
I don’t put in all the details of smaller branches as they’ll be covered by leaves. Basically I want to make sure I capture the essence of the individuality of the particular tree in the painting. Who doesn’t love trees?