The foliage is so complex and dense in this drawing that it is taking me quite a while to build up the layers. Every so slowly it seems to be appearing on the page.
I have been working on the background slowly building up the dense foliage of the trees. I have also started on the garden. Have you noticed that I removed the plant hanger in the center of the drawing. At this point I am not sure if I will adding it back in or not. My perspective angles are slightly off on the front window. I will need to do some minor adjusting as the downward slant is just a bit too much. I have been using 2H lead in a .05 mm mechanical pencil. Paper is Strathmore Bristol Smooth and is approximately 10" x 14".
Just a small update as I got to spend a little time last night working on the background.
Here is another Living History Farm Series drawing. This is of a beautiful gardening shed that is north of the Flynn House. I hope to capture the essense of the flower garden - even in black and white!
Here is my reference photo:
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Here is the finished drawing. Reminds me so much of the barn we had on our home farm!
I have let the shingles draw themselves. If I work too hard on them, I seem to lose the freshness of the pencil strokes so I have let go and they seemed to just draw themselves. The most difficult is keeping them aligned with the roof line.
I think anyone who enjoys drawing barns will eventually draw a classic detail of a cupola. Here is a very ornate cupola I found recently on a barn.