Most of my drawing time I have spent in apple tree orchards this year. This is the second larger ink drawing in a sketchbook still in the works. One can get lost in the details of bark and leaves, oin this study I just go on without making a lot of considerations about the end result. I just try to describe what I see with ink lines. Meantime I have glued a piece of blank paper over the large ink stain that came there by mistake.
I have taken a small break from the ink lines. Here are some trees in autumn fields, a sketch in gouache colors.
I have put together a quick paperback book, which contains black and white photographs taken on a recent walk in the woods with a handy camera. Two panoramas, the record of 24X25 footsteps and some mushrooms are included. This is not about perfection or beauty in photography. Some of the photographs are blurry because I took them while walking. I recommend to use the fullscreen view.
Last week the ink drawing started some time in June was finished. Here one can see the stages of this drawing in size of ca. 18″X24″.
I have turned the page in my big sketchbook about three weeks ago.
Another ink drawing to document some of our local orchards is developing step by step. Returning again and again to the same place to draw is an interesting experience.
Illustrator Penelope Dullaghan blogs about the Terra Places Project, it is tempting to join, but I have no spare time.
Spending time at certain places to develop a sense of place is great, but not always uplifting. Quite often it can be a sobering experience too.