I had a lot of fun drawing this tree and starting super detailed.
I just started drawing a small part of the tree and trying to accurately render the complicated twists and turns of each piece of wood as I expanded out from my starting point. It was very much like meditation. I was outside without a lot of noise beyond the forest and wind and the temperature was warm. I kinda lost myself in just following the flow of this tree and it’s growth in life as well as on my sketch book. I didn’t care if I finished or if I even drew it well. It was completely about the process of seeing and translating beauty.
What went well?
I had a great time accurately drawing this tree and letting it’s visual presence flow through me.
What didn’t go so well?
I could have done less of the tree and focused a bit more on the texture of the wood. Really getting deep into the visual translation.
What did I learn?
Sketching is wonderful when you care nothing for it’s outcome and focus solely on the process.