Looks Like Today

About a month ago I was waiting in the car in the parking lot at Lorimer Park while my husband finished up his run. My plan to practice sketching and a few free moments collided and sparked the idea of drawing to fill this little bit of time. So I pulled out my 6″ x 6″ sketchbook and got to work.

The scene is the corner of the parking lot – there is a fence and then the woods layer themselves behind it. At the park, I drew in pen, and I added the colors (Tombow and Prismacolor brush tip pen markers) at home.

Things still look pretty similar at the park – the trees are a jumble of yellows and greens and the undergrowth has disappeared, revealing the vertical lines of tree trunks crossed by skinny branches. I love the disorderly look the landscape has at this time of year and I hoped to capture that in this drawing.

I haven’t been using color in these sketches in my sketchbook, but I like the way this one looks. Hmmm… I feel some new ideas coming on, pen and ink and markers…



15 thoughts on “Looks Like Today

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I’m still figuring things out but my mind works in the way that turns everything into a pattern or a simple shape. OK, I’ll go with it, I said, and ever since, I’ve felt like I’ve found a way into this drawing thing. Not THE way in, but my way in, that’s what I hoped for.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Funny what an ordinary scene really looks like, when you take the time to examine it, and I am finding that by drawing, I really have to pay attention and so I notice things I never did before. Wow! That’s something I hadn’t expected.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Yes, I think so to, looking back at your painting. I have always liked how trees stretch to the sky and the positions of their branches to me is open-armed and joyful.

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