Another picture from my walk in the snow yesterday.
I’d like to say I designed it like this to show time passing and the air becoming chill as I walked slowly up the hill, paused, and waited for the sun to set before walking back. But you know I just tinkered with it because I thought it looked boring without the split.
This is just a photo, with some editing in GIMP… I have a plan to recreate something similar as a sort of stained glass window – maybe I can vectorise the trees and print them out and then use a scalpel to cut them out of black paper to get around the fact I have never been able to draw them convincingly – there’s just a natural flow and energy to the branches that I can’t replicate with a pencil,
Here’s the picture I took it from. Nature is rather more beautiful on its own than my efforts.
This was a pencil sketch I did years ago which I found in an old sketchbook and scanned in. I was trying to get the effect of chalk on coloured paper – I colourised the drawing to dark green and used dodge and burn to make shadows and highlights. I really like how it’s turned out.
(This is all done on GIMP, which is open source, ie free – I can’t afford photoshop!)