When you tackle trees, don’t try to draw every leaf. Use broad pencil strokes to define areas of leaf rather than individual sprigs. Concentrate on getting the main shape of the tree correct, and the way the leaves clump together in dark masses.Barrington Barber, The Ultimate Drawing Book
I’m not scared of colour, but I am definitely early in the learning phase and trying to get more comfortable and confident with it. So, these seem like great suggestions to help with that. (Although the article is focused on drawing, I’m sure painters will find it helpful.)
Aside from actually working with paint, which I intend to do more of because that’s ultimately what I want to do, I’ve ordered some nice coloured pencils to introduce more colour to my drawing. I’m sure that will help with my colour skills when I come to paint.
(Luna’s our cat.)
A sketch I did near the Coastal Walkway in New Plymouth.