I used this particular parking lot quite a bit (both for parking and sketching). I spent what seemed like hours on the leafy hedge, at first trying to render each leaf, later settling for overall texture. The trees, far and near, were also a challenge. My cars come out cartoony, but I like them. I […]
The negative space between the pine cone seeds (at the base of the top pine cone) helped to give it a realistic rendering. The lower, (incomplete) sketch shows the pine cone’s hexagonal structure.
The trouble with inking with small dots is the large number of dots required for dark areas. Even though this sketch was 3×5″, making the dots was tiresome.
With this pen and ink sketch, I was trying to replicate the textures I saw in a tree trunk.
I didn’t quite get the texture of the wood, except for reproducing the lines of the grain. There is more texture in the shadowy part of the sketch, but it didn’t quite portray the overlap of the fence boards. More practice sketches should help improve the impression of texture and shadows.
It wasn’t until I looked at this picture later that I realized that the stripes on the man’s shirt looked like the texture of the girls’ hair.