Saturday, April 23, 2016

Spring Trees

The colors of Nature, whether open or landscaped, are brilliant this time of year, especially lit up by evening sunlight in front of dark rain clouds. These shades of chartreuse and radiant yellow-green don't appear often, and the season for them is only about a week or two long. By mid-May the full rich green leaves will be mostly decked out for the summer, with warblers in their yellow and black markings filling the air with their call signals. 

I did most of this sketch from memory on the Cintiq while at a crafters' get-together. I haven't yet brought it outdoors to do on-site work. The smaller, lighter iPad does quite well on-site as long as the very reflective screen is in shadow. But the Cintiq is far more capable in picture power.

Photoshop on Cintiq and some more at home studio, about 7" x 8", April 23, 2016.

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