Drawing Together Episode 27: A Real Tree-t

Drawing Together Episode 27: A Real Tree-t

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

I received quite a few requests for this subject, so I went for a walk in my area and found an old, gnarled tree. Let’s explore the texture and have some fun! If you’d like, follow along with this reference image: https://bit.ly/2WxLQus

Today, I’m working with:

  • Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Ebony Pencil
  • Carbon Pencil
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Drawing a Tree
  • Drawing the Rough Texture of the Bark
  • Realistic drawing techniques for pencil
  • Shading Techniques
  • Managing detail


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  1. I really liked the complexity of the value and forms in the photo. First time using a carbon pencil and struggled with it and changed to a 7B graphite to complete. Thanks Scott!

  2. The tree was interesting. It had so many moving parts. HA! One thing that I kept thinking…the foreground should be darker…the foreground should be darker…HA! So, I DID make my foreground a bit darker.

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