I think that I shall never see…
If you look at the last picture I posted (Place de Thorigny) you will see that I couldn’t figure out how to draw the tree in the foreground. So, I have started an investigation of drawing trees.
My first inspiration was during a visit to the Kulturforum in Berlin, where we happened on a special exhibition on the works of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Now here was a man that could draw trees (here is an example). It was interesting to see how beautifully he could render a tree, but I found this more practical “how to” with a web search.
Being an impatient sort of guy, I then headed out to try to draw some more trees (not having fully digested these guidances, but hey…). Here are my next three tries with trees.
None of these are great, but I am trying to put more effort into the leaves, the general shape, the lights and shadows – and figure out how better to use the negative spaces. Will keep trying.