30 days of creativity – Day 5 – Bastard Fucking Apple Tree

30 day creativity challenge

Day  5. I do battle with the fucking apple tree again.

I started off looking at the spaces between the leaves and drawing without taking my hand off the paper, or looking at the paper, the idea being this would free me up a bit.

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This did help me to breathe and draw at the same time but I thought that maybe I was taking on too much with a whole tree. I got one leaf, one that was trimmed off in it’s recent prune and was going to die. By now I’m willing the fucking tree to die because I can’t draw it. Since I probably wouldn’t be happy with a drawing of a concrete yard this is a stupid wish, but anyway, by now I’m pissed off with myself, with the tree, with the birds tweeting and with the cats scuttling all over the place. I will win.

The next drawing I tried with the leaf balanced on my leg as I drew. I worked around it, getting more detail and rubbing out bits that were not quite right until I had a shape that looked not too far off the original. I started to go around again, checking dimensions, adding more detail, experimenting with shading then rubbing it out cos it was terrible, adding more detail, checking distances….. and then the wind blew it away.

Bastard Fucking Apple Tree.

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