Sketch: Trees in the park

Before leaving for Scania, I had found my local chapter (or what should I call it? Group?) of Urban Sketchers but hadn’t had quite the courage to meet up with them. After I got back I decided to join.

We met at one of the parks in my city, called Folkparken (the people’s park, roughly.) I still felt really rusty, so I decided to do a simple sketch of a couple of trees:

folkparken

I liked the shape of the tree in the front and the way that the shadows played over it. But as I worked, the sun changed position so that the shadows kept moving and made my life a bit difficult.

It’s still noticeable how out of practice I was, but I’m happy with the shadow and light and the textures. In hindsight, I should have expanded the background more so that the trees wouldn’t seem to float around in a big empty space.

July 17th 2016.

 

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