Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day seven...

"Silver Lake Fir"- graphite

 I am fascinated by trees, I love their shapes. This little graphite study is from a recent trip to Silver Lake. I found this gnarled fir trunk in the campground while I was exploring. I was first attracted by the silvery highlights, then began to notice all of these smooth nodules and intricate shadow patterns. 
This kind of drawing is like meditation for me. Besides being great practice for honing my skills, it takes me to a certain level of focus that I can only achieve while creating.

...nature is simply beautiful....

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