Friday, May 30, 2014

Dandelions at the Base of Basswood Tree

This morning's subject

It was a lovely morning to sit outdoors
with pencils and sketchbook.

Pure contour drawing (pen)

"Finished" drawing (pencil)


  1. I've always liked pencil and ink sketches; have had a trio of Doug Tope prints in the living room for 30+ years. Far from an aficionado, something about the detail seizes and keeps my interest. How long does a sketch like that take? And is it something that can be set aside for a few hours and returned to for further work?

    1. I'm not sure how long I sat out there, BB. Time seems to stand still, which is a feeling I quite like. With this kind of thing, I stay with it until I stop, since it is very "of the moment" -- and the moment is ephemeral.