Sunday, February 17, 2013
Believe it or not, this is a landscape scene consisting of cottonwood trees along a creek in winter. Both of these drawings are 3 or 4 inches in size. I am trying to find the best composition, working on different tree placements and tree silhouettes as well as auditioning different shapes of the piece. Should it be a horizontal or a vertical shape?
So far I am leaning towards the verticle orientation. That size gives me a lot more space in which to meander my creek and put in more distance and perspective, items that I believe will make a much more interesting piece in the end.
But I will keep scribbling and auditioning different compositions and final shapes. For me, this is an important step with important decisions to be made and you never know what you may come up with by taking the time to try different ideas.