This past weekend we had a group come to our studio for a "TREES" workshop and they had a blast! None were "accomplished" artists but they wanted to know "how to I draw a tree." What do I do first?
Steve demoed first with charcoal.
|Oil Sketch and charcoal sketch by Stephen Filarsky|
Why a sunny day in winter? No leaves! Yep-just form, structure limbs and wonderful shadows.
Trees are very forgiving :-) A limb too high or too low, too fat, too skinny doesn't matter. It's not like a face or an object where the end result is usually to have it look like that object (or person) A tree is recognizable and not intimidating, so learning to SEE what you need to see to draw a tree can be employed with any other thing you would like to draw!
I'll have some recent paintings I have completed up soon but below are some of the results of the TREES class. Enjoy!