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Friday Sketch, One hour drawing : Path into the woods

One hour Sketch
Path into the woods
Nigel Borrington

Over the last few weeks I have been doing my best to find time each day to get outside and draw, Today I stopped at a local public Gardens that has some amazing paths, winding their way between some old trees. Its a great location that I hope to draw many times over the winter months.

Today as an exercise, I gave myself one hour to complete a sketch, using pencil and an ink pen on paper, in order to capture as best as I am able a sense of the path as it gets deeper into the trees along side it, as it does so the light falls dramatically.

I enjoy very much these one hour exercises, working quickly as possible yet as best as I can, I feel it is helping to build my ability to see whats in front of me and then how to use basic drawing tools represent this view on paper.

10 responses

  1. Always good to use our talents.

    September 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    • Thank you Elaine πŸ™‚ I have love these moments , you kinda forget everything other than what you doing your best to get down on the paper πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

  2. The detail is remarkable. I see something else each time I scroll back to look at it.

    September 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    • Thank you GP πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I do my best to keep moving the pen and pencil and just hope that I have enough down but not to much πŸ™‚

      Thank you, that’s great too Know πŸ™‚ !!!!

      September 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      • Talent deserves praise, nigel.

        September 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm

  3. This is a great exercise, Nigel, and you succeeded in leading us down the path. Wonderful to hear your steps and the drawing is terrific.

    September 22, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    • Thank you jet πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    • Thank you jet, very welcome comments and very pleased the drawing worked πŸ™‚ and you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

      September 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

  4. Lovely!

    September 23, 2017 at 10:34 am

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