Pondering and a drawing

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!

8 thoughts on “Pondering and a drawing

  1. Judy, that is an amazing drawing!! I do think sometimes we do just have to walk away and come back. Thanks for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to share!!

  2. What did you draw the tree with? Ink, charcoal, or pencil? Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Walking away for a break, isn’t it the same as quilting, sometimes you have to step back to see the bigger picture. LOL

    Linda, you probably can draw like that. Before I took the class I wasn’t able to draw much. I could see it, but didn’t know how to get it down on paper.

    Anita it was done with graphite pencil. I have a set from Derwent that I really like. I can smudge them, but they don’t smear as much when I’m working with them.

  4. I only WISH I could do something even remotely close that and I would be soaring with excitement!

    Karen Anderson

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