Not kidding, this series is for RAW sketches. I’ve been working on a tree with a hollow in it. I’m trying something a bit out of my comfort zone by drawing from my imagination. I have several references to look at, but I have this idea for a tree with a hollow that may have a creature in it – a fox was my initial idea. Right now I’m just working out ideas for the tree.
The first sketch I did felt icky – I didn’t like the stumpy branch and the hollow didn’t look right. Perhaps it was the gutter of my sketchbook, but I don’t think so.
While I could have reworked what I already drew, I decided to scrap it and move into a larger book. I replaced the stumpy branch with a full branch, and deepened the hollow. This raw sketch feels more solid to me, so I’ll continue to develop it!
This is typical – you’ll begin a drawing in your sketchbook that you decide to scrap altogether and turn the page to begin again. But the original start is still there to draw over later. This is what I love about sketchbooks – you can go over previous attempts at any time. They just sit there waiting on the pages of your book!