Nature Drawings and Sketches
by Mark Randell
Landscape with Tree
Don't we all just love nature drawings? These can be from plant life, animals or insects but what about people—don't they fit into nature somewhere?
My favorites are landscape drawings with lots of trees with hills undulating on the horizon. Even nature drawings of misty landscapes where you can barely see tree images peeping through.
Where I live up in the mountains I often see these almost surreal landscapes when the clouds descend. Sometimes you can't see more than five paces ahead. These make for great landscape drawings.
In the winter season when the sun only skims across the horizon, when the snow is several feet thick, the scene becomes magic. The sun dances off the pines and reflects a brilliant light, clean and pure.
Ideal for any artist to capture these moments—if s/he can withstand the sub zero temperatures.
There is always an abundance of things to draw in nature, even the smallest of creatures or plants can spark the imagination.
Would anyone like to come sketching or drawing with me here? It is only about 10,000 feet. Mother Nature will welcome you!
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