English Tree

English Tree - student project

English Tree - image 1 - student projectMy inspiration was Franklin Booth.

I love the way his drawings feel alive with movement and texture. I tried my best to use similar pen strokes.

English Tree - image 2 - student projectMy first sketch is based on the grounds of a B&B I stayed in while visiting England. There were horses around this tree. I would have added them, but I just don't have the skill just yet. 

English Tree - image 3 - student projectFinal Inked version. I really love how it turned out, and I enjoyed this process so very much! It was time consuming and tedious but very meditative. I'd even go as far as to say it was relaxing! I will definitely continue to use these techniques in the future. 

Elizabeth Couchoud
tinkerer, traveler, learner