The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Scars on the trees

Medium: HB and 2B pencils
 Just a quick sketch I did of a tree on my grandparents property that was first destroyed by the ice and wind storm a few months ago, and then was relieved of its branches. I am very happy of this sketch because it has that sort of  'harsh beauty' that I see everywhere.



And then this is me relieving myself of stress... =D Hi-yah! ;)

Medium: 2B pencil

13 comments:

Simona Cordara said...

Ahahaha!! your second sketch reveals my instinct right now. Ehehehe

Catherine... said...

Great Sketches....
love your post underneath... Fantastic series Hornblower..I love being in the house on my own... :)

earthenmagic said...

...hi! ~ awesome tree sketch! ~ thankyoU for the s.s. share! ~ blessed be!...
...xXx...

WrightStuff said...

Remind me not to hang around near you when you're stressed!! Great piece!!

Helen said...

Lovely sketches and variety too :)

Happy SS x

Liz said...

Trees make wonderful subjects to sketch. And yes, it is soemtimes nice to either draw or write exactly what you are feeling :D

You have a definite skill with a pencil and a lovely blog.

Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,
Liz

Heather said...

great sketches - good way to get rid of stress!!!! I like your sketch below, too!
have a great sunday

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely sketch of the dear tree and great movement in your 'stress sketch' ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

m7 said...

such depth in a single tree trunk..lovely. and the fighting figures, awesome! :D

'Sophia' said...

These are great sketches and I love how you share what pencil(s) you use with your drawings. :)

Happy SS! :)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your sketches, you have a fab style.

Bethie {Libster} said...

Thank you all! =)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love both this post and the previous one... I love drawing branches and tree trunks so I especially loved the top one and yes you did capture a harsh beauty... wonderful...xx