"Enter the Forest"
charcoal, 10" X 8"
This drawing is based on a photo taken during one of my many hikes up in the Wasatch Mountains. This one in particular was taken up above Lake Mary at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. I love how the density of the evergreen tree forest creates a sense of mystery about what one might find when following the path therein. I tried to enhance the mood by making the drawing even darker than the photo, being black and white also enhances that effect.
I have a large drawing on the easel as well that I pick at every now and then. Here is a work in progress photo of it.
As you can see it's going to be a mysterious forest drawing also. I believe it will end up being in the neighborhood of 22" X 16". Here is a close up of an area that is now mostly finished.
So you can see I'm still going strong on my charcoal kick. I love the simplicity and kinds of mood that can be created with this basic yet challenging medium. My charcoal fascination my never end.