P98 Drawing Trees – Sketching an Individual Tree

Find a tree that interests you. … Do about four preliminary drawings. Use a soft pencil, charcoal or pen and ink. Keep building up on the basis of previous sketches.

The tree I studied was a silver birch on my son’s land. The instructions mention sketching the foliage of the tree. As it was late winter/very early spring, there was no foliage so I had to adapt those instructions. For example the second study is of the bark on the trunk.




While I was at my son’s, I sketched the bark of a number of trees on his land.



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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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