So I was digging through my old college portfolio again. I sorted through some awful sketches and paintings...my earlier work. I refuse to post any pictures of them, lol. I immediately packed them back away and contemplated destroying them...but I didn't. I did find another one I did that I considered a breakthrough at the time. The project was to go out and find a natural setting to draw. I grabbed my equipment and set out to a nearby park. I always hated going out to draw outside. Not that I have anything against nature, but I would always get approached by people curious as to what I was making, lol. Most of the time they were cool, but I would get an occasional crazy person. I mean the talking to themselves, rant out of nowhere kind that hang out at local parks. It seems that an artist's life can be dangerous sometimes. I've been chased off property I thought was vacant trying to get a picture of something interesting. I had a guy on a golfcart with a gun rack come after me once, lol...I didn't stand around to explain. Oh well...got off on a tangent. This particular piece I yet again cheated, shhh. I was supposed to find a setting and draw it exactly. Well, I found a couple of settings and sort of combined them. Those three trees weren't quite so close together. I used charcoal, wash, and ink, like on the coat study. It was done just before the coat from the last post. But I can see myself finally loosening up.