Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle This sketch was done in two sessions starting as usual from the back and painting/sketching towards the foreground. Each state of the sketch could be seen as a kind of under painting for the next stage. The sequence of images below documents some of the intermediate states of [...]
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A piece of beautiful blue sky framed by some beech trees caught my attention, made me stop and do a gouache sketch. I really enjoy the beginning of these sketches when everything is a possibility and the colours can be dropped and splashed around. Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle
During May I have spent a few evenings with some charcoal studies that will be published on Artgraphica.net. Gavin Banns the owner of that site had contacted me kindly asking for permission to use some of my tree drawing material published on Squidoo. He probably asked at the very right moment as I had plans [...]
This is a little slide shows a line drawing of a pear and an apple tree in several subsequent steps. The first image is a grey scale photograph edited in photoshop elements to make zones in different tonalities visible. On site one can simulate this effect by squinting. After drawing the outline I continued to [...]
Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle Spring and spring landscapes are a big temptation and a source of frustration for painters…trouble is spring foliage does drive people to tears! Unless you do not care and just love to dabble happily with your colours as I did on this beautiful sunny morning in the woods. [...]
Recently I updated my microsite about drawing deciduous trees. I used the line sketch above to illustrate basic steps that can help beginners to draw such complicated matter as a tree top. As first step I suggest to draw the shape of the tree in order to get familiar with the proportions of trunk and [...]
In this quick gouache sketch I noticed some of the common mistakes that can occur in the depiction of trees.It is worth while to watch out how the branches of trees cross or meet. In this case I have circled some of the less favourable spots. Some of the branches of the smaller tree connect [...]
The weather has been to cold and moist for my taste during these early days of May. The rain did not alow me to continue with the bigger drawing, instead I played on small format paper with ink and pen. The quick notations below, shall serve as preliminary image ideas for monotype printing.
I always liked those fruit tree meadows around my home. They cover only a fairly small percentage of the land, but especially in spring season they are a highlight in the landscape. One can hardly believe that in Baden-Württemberg the total area of those meadows with pear, apple, plum and cherry trees has been reduced [...]
Drawing tree tops is a bit frightening in view of the many details. More than in any other part of a tree drawing the artist is confronted with limits of depiction. In this little form study in India ink on a glossy artprint paper I have chosen a very simple way of escape. There are [...]