Sunday, July 29, 2007

EDM #127: Skyscape

This drawing shows the grove of tall, skinny black oak trees that we view through the atrium door off the living room. They aren't particularly attractive trees individually, but they look pretty massed together. On stormy days in the winter, they sway back and forth wildly and I always expect them to end up joining me inside.

This drawing seemed like a good idea for a skyscape, but the execution didn't really work. (The lack of shading on the atrium doors makes them look convex.'s always so easy to see this kind of stuff once its been posted.) The trees are what I see when I'm lying on the sofa and looking up at the sky. The window unit over the atrium door has a crazy number of moldings (within moldings) and was hard for me to draw. It would be a great drawing exercise for someone who could a) draw a straight line and b) realistically depict perspective, neither of which I do very well.

NOTE TO MYSELF: Do not try to go over fine ink lines with a larger size pen. It never works.

Back to the sofa now...

1 comment:

juj said...

I don't know what the real thing looks like but as a drawing I think the wonky perspective works very well. It makes the drawing very dynamic. Great idea for the challenge too - not at all what you would expect to see for a skyscape. I like it.

Hope your toe is doing well!