Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trees, trees, trees...




I've been drawing a lot of them lately! I mentioned in my last post that I was drawing from memory rather than a reference, and posted above are a couple of sneak peeks. Nothing too exciting yet! I do have reference photos that I'm using for the subject (me), but I'm disregarding the small partially green shrubs, vines, and trees in the background because I want a more stark feel. I have been paying close attention to the trees while on my morning run for added inspiration. Working without a reference right in front of you is SO liberating! I will work from a photo reference when drawing myself, but the great thing is that I can also look in the mirror to for additional detail and more accurate skin tones.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

These look great, Holly. Can't wait to see what the plan is for the figure placement and relation to the mood of the piece.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Oooooh!
Looking forward to this one!

hbedrosian said...

Thanks, Kathy and Kasie! So far it kind of looks like a mess, but I have a theme in mind, and I want some dark chaos in the background.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Dark chaos...sounds ominous:) I've pulled up a chair!

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Thought about drawing trees a few months ago, then changed my mind. Thought it might not be interesting enough. But, after seeing yours, I've changed my mind yet again. They are interesting, myterious, beautiful, powerful, ominous..... Great work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Teresa Mallen said...

Yes Holly, you have definitely caught our interest! Like everyone else, I look forward to seeing where this is leading...'dark chaos' humm...

hbedrosian said...

Thanks, everyone. This piece has such a cold, dismal feel that it's difficult to work on right now with the weather here so frigid. I feel like I could get a case of early seasonal affective disorder! Tomorrow I will post a photo of what I've done so far on the face...