I have been really loving drawing more of the local Fig Trees around Paddington, Bardon and Milton. In fact it is becoming almost a Zen meditative experience for me while doing them.
This is Fig Tree Drawing No 2. Just drawn in black and white charcoal on a tinted paper.
This is the third in the series. I do feel I am getting better at them.
Annoyingly I framed this one before taking the final photo. So this is just a progress photo and the finished piece is a bit more "finished".
I do see these as real "portraits" of individual trees. In fact just this morning, I had a couple of ladies in my studio who recognised a particular tree. They knew exactly where it was, knew the exact species and told me that is actually a protected heritage tree. Good to know there is such a thing!