52 trees

Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Tree fiftytwo, the last tree

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,

I eventually realise that the first tree was drawn around April 18 2010 so I've actually hit tree 52 about 3 weeks early.  This tree was drawn from a slightly different angle back in week 4  Then it was covered with leaves and a dense and solid looking thing.  Now, just coming into spring it looks like a screwed up ball of fine wire.

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The last tree is coming.

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,
I'm rapidly approaching the end of this project, trees are springing into bloom again and I have to start thinking about what to do next.  With both this and the Daily Viking something that has started off as simple sketches has ended up ore about place, context and story.  I find that I am story oriented, probably why I'm drawn to both Urban sketching and cartooning and illustration.  The next project may be a web comic called "12 wild ducks" or may be a storybook called "Fishtales" but I'm ...
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tree fiftyone where are you

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,

This was the closest I came to a tree opportunity last week.  The school run again.  The heavy pollarding had left the tree unidentifiable to me from a distance.

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tree fifty

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,

Drawn with a Pentel Gel Marker.  The pen gives a line quality somewhere between chalk and crayola crayon in appearance.  I really like it but it needs somewhere bigger than my A6 sketchbook to run loose and show off.

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Tree fortynine

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,

This was one of a string of fabulous Scots Pines near a local community centre.  It was only after I'd penned in the setting that I realised I'd not left myself enough space for the whole tree.  I will return to it shortly however.

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tree fortyeight

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, March 21, 2011,


Tree drawing opportunities have been few recently and this was a rare moment when I was able to draw a subject that included a tree.  This is the corner of a school playground, my daughter's school, and I was sat in the car admiring the natural ball shape of the tree and how it obscured the charming caretakers house behind it.

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