Ink forest – drawing a forest with a brush

Monday, den 13. June 2011

The forest surprises and inspires me each time I go out. Usually before I do anything with my sketchbook in the woods I sit down to make some notes about what is around to see,smell and hear. That helps to make the “connection” to nature, to relax and to get ready for sketching. Today I […]

Apple tree foliage – outdoor sketch in gouache colors

Friday, den 20. May 2011

The many spring greens already merge into the more or less uniform,saturated and dull summer green. The images above show how the latest sketch developed. The advantage of gouache is that it is opaque and it is possible to paint in layers. Especially for depicting foliage this property can be very helpful as it is […]

How to draw trees by Frank M.Rines a book review

Saturday, den 5. February 2011

How to draw trees by Frank M. Rines is the second cheap book on drawing trees I want to review here. The first edition of this book was published already in 1936 under a different title. The paperback copy I bought was published in 2007. The book is similarly constructed as the previously reviewed one […]