Sunday, September 26, 2010
From the Sketchbook...
I took another exercise from the book Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim, in which she suggests making a visit to the library and browsing the shelves for a few minutes until something should catch our eye. It was up to us how much time we wanted to spend sketching from the inspired book or books.
I have no trouble finding inspiration at the library. After a few minutes I came across a book on Topiary Gardens. This appealed to me immediately because (if I have failed to mention before) trees are among my favorite things to draw. I love the shapes, the branches, the negative spaces, and the variety- everything about them. I'd never studied topiaries in detail so I thought it would be fun to try drawing them.