Still struggling with winter trees…

View from Unity Bank parking lot

Nice, simple shapes on the bottom of the sketch.  Too many trunks and the bank, creating a confusing pattern that adds an unpleasant distraction to the sketch.  Later today I plan to paint a few of the trunk out, using gouache, just to see if I can create a pattern that contributes a bit of interest rather than a distraction.  The ink line around the wire guard is also a distraction.  I’ll see what I can do about that.

Sketchbook drawing: drawn first with fountain pen filled with mix of red and black Noodler’s inks, followed by watercolor …. soon to be followed by gouache.

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