Sketch: Fallen tree

Another Sunday, another meet with Urban Sketchers. We’re on our way to become an official group, you guys.

While the rest of the group sat in the sun and sketched the cityscape from up high, I went off on my own to the shadows and a tree that had fallen down.


I was drawn to its shape, and it gave an interesting perspective exercise due to the foreshortening and twisting shapes. I tried to experiment with texture to create the impression of fallen leaves on the ground.

Rocks turned out to be my weak point, though. I had a hard time hatching the shape and it still doesn’t look quite right to me. Though better than it was before,

September 18th 2016.

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