Inspired by Costa Rica: Tree Frog
I realized today I am halfway through my summer semester and I haven't shared much. This summer semester is very different than the spring semester. I am taking full-time course work that is condensed from 15 weeks into 10 weeks. I continued some work with a team of Mountain Lion Biologists (which I will share here soon). I am also working on an independent project on Tropical Sound Ecology based around our trip to Costa Rica. I'm stoked about that! I am also taking an art class. My daily assignment is to sketch something, each and every day. It's actually harder than it sounds. But it's fun! I'm trying to look for things I wouldn't normally sketch. And that's especially difficult.
Bird's eye view of Trax's BMX bike.
Our new canoe.
I've also recently been working on adding depth using shadow. Something I have always been aware is lacking from my drawing. Something I greatly struggle with.
White Breasted Nuthatch
So I don't obsess with each drawing I have a couple rules:
- Sketches are usually done in the morning while I am enjoying the sunrise and my coffee.
- Or when I desperately need a break from all the busy-brain work I'm doing.
- Each sketch can take no more than 20-30 minutes.