Here’s the finished drawing from the previous post. It’s on New England Sketchbook 1
I’ve just updated my New England Sketchbook Page, and as it was getting a little unwieldy, I’ve added a second one, New England Sketchbook Page: Critters N’ More. The first page has been updated further. Some of the older versions of my forest drawings are now brightened with pastel color touches.
Snow Patch, graphite and pastel on Rives BFK. Before and after pastel addition.
Swift River Sugar Maple, before and after
I’ve been keeping all my drawings out where I can see them, hung up to dry on clotheslines strung around the house. Literally. Clothespins hold them on the lines. It’s useful to see the development of a large number of works; you can see where your muse is taking you, watch for improvement, check for the emergence of new ideas. The latest idea is color- what a concept.
And so you can see what it’s like drawing out there in the woods, take a look at what the well-dressed sketcher is wearing these days. I’m drawing a spruce tree and surrounded by frustrated mosquitoes, although usually the favored insect is blackfly. I can’t decide which I like better!
Laugh if you will, but I feel oh-so pretty in my BugBaffler Hoodie. Cinematography by Dr. M. Kaspari.