Thursday, March 5, 2015

Charcoal Sketch of a Bonsai Tree

I was at a friend's house and saw this beautiful bonsai tree that was so beautiful I just had to sketch it. This is the little doodle I did with some pencils.

The plant is a miniature tree like a pine tree that was growing at an odd angle. It was a beautiful object to draw because of the many textures. The container was a smooth ceramic, inside was tiny pebbles, around the tree was moss, and the tree itself had tiny needles and a rough trunk.

Charcoal sketch of a bonsai tree.
I used a 2b graphite pencil to start then a medium charcoal pencil to get the majority of it done, and finished with a little pencil work using a soft pencil;  last I took a blending stub and worked over some areas and used a kneaded erasure to put a few highlights and definitions in.

(c) Adron 2015


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