Line Drawing (With Trees)
23 Sep 21 by justatest
I thought it might be interesting to do a ´plein air´ drawing but instead of drawing a line with a pencil or a pen, to draw using black irrigation piping that was lying around.

closer to the top now

Not exactly easy to make out in the photo that I´ve arrived at the fourth wrap and finally am beginning to see the end in sight.

Crosshatch hard work

gradually adding more willow and alder branches


Starting out applying willow

Finding the black line a bit severe I decided to cut some willow slips and shove them into the holes along the pipe length to soften the appearance. A bit like cross-hatching I suppose. If I continue with this activity right to the top, I may be busy for the winter.


Basic drawing

There. Simply done in the end with a few bits of rope and a ladder. I´m curious to see how it´ll withstand the winter storms.

Plein air layout

Pipe drawing in progress

Following on an earlier work of a ´plein air´ painting of a tree [LINK], I figured I´d do a drawing this time. What's more is this drawing I can walk into.