Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gnome Tower

Some more recent sketchbook. This little scene came to me while I was out walking my dog a few days ago. There is a wooded trail near our home where I can walk him everyday and it gives me a chance to take a good look at the undergrowth and old stumps and fallen logs and general forest litter. Even in the winter with all the leaves off, the random variety and infinite complexity never fail to inspire new ideas.

14 comments:

Brian Blacknick said...

Nice sketch Larry. Isn't it interesting how a stretch of the legs in the outdoors never fails to charge up the creative batteries?

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Brian - it works almost every time for me :)

Philip said...

Nature has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the best artists.
Your sketches are beautiful.

Raul Avila said...

muy lindo Larry

Larry MacDougall said...

Philip - Thank-you sir. I couldn't agree more. Every time I'm in the woods I'm amazed at how everything looks. Imagine if you had to make a tree - the bark textures, the branches and twigs, the variety of shapes is staggering.

Larry MacDougall said...

Raul - as always - thank-you so much :)

Charlène Le Scanff said...

So impressive! Love your composition and the details. Easy to read!

Craig Phillips said...

Really lovely sketch Larry. I love all the knotted old undergrowth under the building. I live beside a huge forest too, Im surrounded by it. Summer isn't the best time to go hiking though! It's full of brown snakes, red bellied black snakes, tiger snakes, among a lot of other critters. But at least we don't have bears!

I'll wait til winter to go for a walk in the forest.!

Larry MacDougall said...

Charlene - Thanks.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Craig - We've got snakes around here but they are pretty much all on the smallish side and are unarmed - actually quite harmless. The bears are another story but you have to go a bit further north to see them - luckily.

E.J. Stevens said...

Fabulous. I love this!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks EJ. I'm glad you stopped by :)

tinypearl5758 said...

I love this one, I am very into Hobbits and Trolls etc. Thank you for sharing.

Larry MacDougall said...

Tiny Pearl - You bet. Stay tuned, there's more coming :)