I loved the light (that special autumn glow) and the shadows of the leaves created. I saw so much in this reference but wasn't until I saw the rope that I knew where I was going! I was sticking to black and white (no graphitints) and going to "radically zoom" and flip (not literally of course...)!
Working in black and white, I feel, always makes shape and symbolism that extra bit precious.
This time was no exception. Summer has hung up its coat and left us for another year, leaves are just shadowed memories.
The result a big drawing 33x24 cm on Strathmore Bristol smooth. The tooth of the paper was used as the foundation for the bark and the rest followed. All the drawing was done in 6B. The shadows are layers of graphite topped with charcoal.
"End of Summer"
Graphite on Paper, 33x24 cm