rocky outcroppings

rocks-trees-sketch

rocky-outcropping-sketch

trees-landscape-granite-sketch

 

its weird, but the more i draw, at speed while riding in the car on the interstate and highways, an almost elemental visual vocabulary emerges…
tight squiggles for faraway trees.
broken billowy lines for clouds.
craggy lines for distant mountains
not landscapes, but landshapes…

primitive scratches

big-sky-mountain-sketch

evergreen-trees-chairlifts-sketch

 

by the time i get to big sky the drawings slow-ly slow-ly slow-ly become not as awful as when i started

try to capture the wisp of chairlifts highlighted against tree-darkness as they zip downhill