The Tree Study. In the Non-Botanist-Type Way.

The Tree Study. In the Non-Botanist-Type Way.

I draw mountains. A lot of mountains. There are scribbled mountains, detailed sketches of mountains, abstract mountains that you probably wouldn't even say look like mountains, colorful mountains...you name it. Some days, I feel like all I draw are mountains. Maybe it's a comfort zone thing or perhaps none of these mountains are good enough for me and so I feel like I just really need to drive the point home. I'll give myself the benefit of the doubt and say that I've let the mountains become my graphically artistic comfort nest and have so selfishly neglected all of the rest of nature, like a total brat. So, I took on the challenge of working on some trees.

Some of them turned out sort of cool and a lot of them were terrible. Super terrible (I only put the semi-terrible ones on here). But if you don't totally suck at something, you're not learning. I think that's how the saying goes. Another thing to consider, is that when you teach yourself how to do something (especially in the art world) is there's really no one to tell you that you're doing it wrong, and even if there were (especially as an artist), you probably wouldn't care. I think that's the gist of self-expression, ya?

ANYWAY. Drawing trees is actually pretty fun. I wonder which piece of nature will be my next victim?