Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hillsborough Almost Spring

There's a tinge of green on the ground in the hills of Virginia wine country. I had a number of sips at Hillsborough Vineyards, in the top vertex of the triangle that is the state of Virginia. The beautiful grounds, expansive views, and the hospitable hillside estate, even without the wine, will be a reason for me to return later this year when it's all leafy and green. I sat outside with the WinePad (the "I" of Wine!) and did this study of some farm buildings on the estate.

This drawing was touched up in Photoshop when I got home, that is, I corrected the roof lines and silo dome. I haven't had a lot of time to do winery drawings in the winter, even on the iPad, and maybe with longer days I'll get more work in. That way I could make a less sketchy and more accurate representation of the scene, or whatever wine bottle or vine is in my line of sight. Or "wine of sight."

Autodesk Sketchbook pro "for the WINe," March 10, 2012.

And: R.I.P. Jean "Moebius" Giraud, one of the greatest fantasy illustrators of the 20th, 21st, and any century.

1 comment:

Joel said...

Your landscapes always catch my eye. Even when done on the WinePad ;)