I’m very happy to have finished my most recent drawing, as it’s taken me about seven months to get it done!
I drafted the scene and did very basic lines back in June of last year, but abandoned the piece due to lack of motivation.
This is a much bigger drawing than most of my artwork, so I think I felt overwhelmed by the amount of detail to convey and the long process of coloring. I also shifted my creative energies around that time, concentrating more on mini painting than Nature illustration.
I’m glad I picked it back up, though, because it left an ugly void in my sketchbook and always stuck in my craw.
I was a bit creatively stuck a few days ago, so I started laying in some textures on this relic of 2019 as I considered what to tackle next. I started getting into it, bought three new Copics to help with the mushrooms, and finished it over several days of happy drawing.
There’s not a single element I’m entirely satisfied with, but my eye really likes the image as a whole. The hours of drawing left me eager to practice these shapes & textures again, and best of all I had a really enjoyable experience bringing this project to a satisfying conclusion.
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