Original Post: 1/11/2011
I've been working on adding mood to my sketches. This is a sketch capturing the mood of shady darkness under a tree - respite from the stark sunshine. The composition is playing with contrast of sharp and diffused edges and placement of sky holes. There are impression of roots amongst the textured grass by bold lines.
Sketches can release artistic freedom to self expression and experimentation. Sometimes they hold the key to unlock creative avenues and glimpses of future possibilities. This sketch is bold in many ways that is new and exciting. The energy needs to be harnessed and nurtured.