Pear and apple tree – mapping foilage in a pen line drawing in a Demo slide show

Thursday, den 12. May 2011

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 [...]

Drawing tree tops and their branches using negative forms

Sunday, den 29. November 2009

Using so called negative forms or space is a popular method to relax from concentrated observation on drawing outlines of a subject. Instead of following the outline of the tree branches one can shift the view to the empty space in between. Those closed forms of sky patches are often easier to outline than following [...]