In previous pieces my winter trees have become more detailed over time as I have drawn them more often. The two pieces these are most popular in are:
“PAW studio in the snow” and “Looking up, wintery sky”.
I have wanted to add different seasonal trees and on a recent walk to Durlston Country Park earlier in December I noticed there were still some leaves left in the trees above us. I took some photos. I wanted to draw this scene as an end of autumn / autumn to winter transition. I started the piece yesterday and then spent most of today’s shop shift drawing in sections with some eye rest in between.
I have called the piece “Last of the leaves” and aim to release the original drawing, giclee prints at A4 and A3 size plus greeting cards. I feel that this stands a chance to be another popular piece.
To draw it I drew it in stages. Working my way around the border of the photo drawing in the main ranches. Then taking a section by section approach of adding further branch and twig detail. finally I added the leaves.
Most of the work is in Staedtler fineliner pigment liners and then some trunk detail and leaves colour is using Winsor and Newton ProMarkers.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-4431-600e90fd1932a' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=4431&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-4431-600e90fd1932a' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-4431-600e90fd1932a'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>