“Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” -Andy Goldsworthy
But, how do you draw it?!
As anyone who has stared at a wintry scene knows, winter poses a unique set of drawing dilemmas and opportunities.
Some of the hurdles were identified by Harvard students and faculty during ‘Drawn to Science’ and ‘Drawn to the Landscape’ courses I led in January. Thanks to the enthusiasm and curiosity of those students, I had a great excuse to go looking for specific answers. I mined reference books and online resources, and have come up with recommendations for how to meet these winter sketching challenges.
Here’s what we were grappling with in Petersham, Mass. Please do feel free to share more suggestions and references in the comments!
- Drawing trees in a forest of trees
- Drawing trees, branches, rocks, fences, and other things with snow piled on them.
- Drawing ice (on something and on/in water)
- Drawing a sunset/clouds without color
- Drawing tracks in the snow
- Making things look 3-dimensional
- How to draw curvy surfaces (such as plant leaves)
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