Friday, October 30, 2009
EDM Draw #15 A Tree, #155 Steps, #234 Something That Belongs to Another
Finally got around to posting these drawings from Utah that I drew where we stayed at the RV park. We were there two months this summer seeing the sights, and visiting and helping family there. This Wheeping Willow, which was at the back of the park, is the largest I have seen. I gave it the name Grandpa Willow (seemed to fit) and a grown person only comes to the top of the word Grandpa in the drawing.
I first started this picture because I wanted to show how big the cottonwood trees were in the RV park. Most of the park was shaded by these trees. The trailer here is not mine but is about the same size (31 feet). The trees make the trailer look much smaller. The trailer steps I drew in very dark so that they are easily visible. Female cottonwood trees produce big balls of fluff 6 to 8 inches in diameter. It "snowed" on and off the whole time we were there.
This tree rose belonged to one of the full time residents at the RV park. The pot is red and the roses are red and white. I was surprised to learn that it stayed out all winter in freezing weather and snow, and lived. I thought they would freeze since the main part of the tree is above ground. There were tea and miniature roses all over the park. Many full timers there planted all kinds of flowers. Was a really interesting RV park.
All three sketches were done with a Bic ballpoint pen in my 6x9 inch homemade sketch book.