1/6/12

sketching trees

Several prompts have to do with trees this week, and I always love trying my hand at trees. It's actually something I feel like I kinda can draw.  So, here's my sketchbook page of trees....

The messy blob on the bottom is an attempt at some madrona bark....couldn't figure out how to show the dimension so it just looks like squiggle lines.  Will have to try that one again.

A year or so ago when I was watercoloring more regularly, I painted these....




Tried a new brush and new technique for this black silhouette one - did about 4 versions of it with varying success of the shadows and sunset behind...
Also experimenting with sky technique here....

This is linked to Butterfly Effect for In the Woods; Draw, Sketch, Doodle for Trees, and Everyday Matters #15: trees as well as Sketchbook Challenge.  I'll also link to Creative Every Day and Artists in Blogland.....Take a few minutes to visit a link or two at each of these great sites.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful!
    I need improving my trees drawings... I'm not very good at it...

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  2. Good work! The tree pictures are lovely! Valerie

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  3. Wow! Terrie, these trees are fabulous! The black ones had me gushing. :) Is that the right word? :)

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  4. stunning, i love them all!

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  5. You're rather good at trees Terrie. Sketching is certainly a wonderful way to get your 'eye' in. You can never do too much.

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  6. Hi Terrie! I found you through Artists in Blogland. The trees are gorgeous! I love trees and your paintings are wonderful. Look forward to following along on your blog.
    Carol

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  7. These are wonderful Terrie! I was just studying trees yesterday because they're something I struggle with... Thanks for reaffirming that I need to practice them.

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  8. They're wonderful! The black silhouette is my favorite. Reminds me of pix I took while driving through Louisiana on Hwy 90.

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  9. Wow stunning! The black ones are my favorite, they are real magic and they reminds me at avatar, the film I love so much! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  10. Love your trees, especially the silhouette.
    Von :)

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  11. Oooow Terrie, love that you showed you sketchbook, but your watercolours are just stunning :D XXX

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  12. You are very good at trees! I feel inspired to dig out my old watercolors!

    Love how much art you fit into your life, I am working on bringing more inspiration from the world into mine. New follower!

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  13. All great explorations. Madrone bark I can smell it but couldn't draw it to save my life, you certainly captured the essence here. xox Corrine

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  14. This is wonderful, Terrie. I love your trees and the different styles. You should join us sometime over at Sunday Sketches. Your art is lovely and amazing. :)

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  15. Wow, these are all so beautiful, wonderful work!

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  16. Terrie, I love your trees! That have such a grace and elegance to them. :)

    Also, took a peek at your profile, and I love that you're interested in so many creative things. Have you read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher? It's one of my favorite books, all about juggling multiple interests.

    -- Sarah, visiting from Artists in Blogland

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  17. wonderful to see all your trees! love the light in them as well as the trees.

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  18. Terri- your trees are gorgeous!!

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  19. oooh, these tress are lovely!
    happy 2012 to YOU!
    xo

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  20. Lovely trees! I have trouble with trees, myself.

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