Tree of Life, a series

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Art Journal

 

I do like to make an art journal drawing of something about my day.  But some days go by in a blur and I don’t have a chance to draw something from my day.  And sometimes it is late at night before I even think about drawing. Sometimes not even a favorite object at home inspires me to draw, but I still driven to draw.  I started drawing these quilt like abstractions of trees of life many years ago and they remain a go-to for a source of drawing pleasure.  They are pure fantasy, quickly and intuitively drawn with a permanent ink pen.  The color palette is spontaneously and intuitively chosen.  These are also in the re-purposed color pencil  art journal sketchbook that stays in my living room. I drew these late in the evening, over the course of a couple of evenings.

 

What to draw?

 

I started drawing these quilt like abstractions of trees of life many years ago and they remain a go-to for a source of drawing pleasure.  They are pure fantasy, quickly and intuitively drawn with a permanent ink pen.  The color palette is spontaneously and intuitively chosen.  These are also in the re-purposed color pencil sketchbook that stays in my living room. I drew these late in the evening, over the course of a couple of evenings.

 

How to draw?

 

I love these little studies like window panes.  I have repeated the six pane pattern over and over in this sketchbook.  They also look like quilt sections to me. (Art quilts is another form my art takes!)

Color pencils of course.  I am sometimes obsessed with drawing with color pencils. I love the possibilities given by using color pencils. In this drawing I left a lot of the pencil marks showing without blending.  It gives subtle texture and direction to the drawing.  I hope you enjoy my trees of life.

5/05/16 Color Pencil and Uni-Ball pen in a Canson Drawing Book by Bonnie Bayham