I’ve been doing more drawing lately. This is a small one I did, a study of an elm tree done as a class assignment. I’m pleased with it, I can see improvement in my drawing skills, and I’m starting to believe that I CAN draw! Although if you had asked me that two weeks ago when we were studying perspective in buildings, I would have told you that I just can not draw at all. I guess the subject does make a difference, I enjoy looking at houses, but I cherish and study trees, and it shows!
This was not a quick drawing for me to do, but I enjoyed the time I spent on it. Although until I walked away and came back to it the next day to see what I had done, I was convinced it was the worst drawing I had done to date. On contemplating that, I think I tend to get caught up in the fine details and lose focus of the overall effect. Lesson to self, walk away and come back with fresh eyes!