Sunday, January 31, 2010

Branches and Banners

Sketches from today. The last one is my entry for the banner contest on Open Sketch Book Society. Today was the deadline so I threw this together. I wasn't really sure about it since it was so last minute, but for a last minute effort, it has grown on me... a little bit. We'll see how that goes. So far I'm still the only one who posted anything. If no one posts anything else, I might win by default. I was really hoping to see what ideas people could come up with though. So I will be kind of bummed if mine does end up being the only one.

I'm happy with how the branches came out. I rarely do tree drawings, usually because I don't like the way they come out. I never know how to approach them because... well, those branches are all over the place. Yet there's some kind of rhythm that I just can't figure out. So I have new hope after this sketch. When the weather gets warmer, I want to go outside and draw more trees.


  1. Beautiful banner.

    I'm thankful to be studying the Bible with you.
    ~ Wendy

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