sketchbook doodlings, from the woods

sketchbook doodle drawings - wood bark decay

sketchbook - drawing wood mould decay

sketchbook drawing - mouldy wood

mouldy bark drawings in sketchbook

inspired by these woodland bark textures…

tree bark woods decay textures

decay winter woods textures photograph

woodland bark decay woods

photograph of signs of winter decay in woods

and here is a direct observational study i did of an oak tree (looking straight up).. interesting in that it was the only tree remaining with leaves in the woods, a glittering golden canopy contrasting with the mossy, dark green bark.. in conte pastel and watercolour..

sketchbook drawing of an oak tree - in pastel, pencil and watercolour

then i switched to indian ink and graphite (because it was getting late and i was getting cold) to draw these tree branches… i liked the meandering gestural quality of lines rather than an absolute rendition of nature (and i used a found twig, naturally)…

tree branches in indian ink - sketchbook drawing


  1. harriet93
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    my name is harriet and i am doing a textiles project at college about texture and surfaces and i really like your sketchbook work from ‘the woods’ I particularly like the 4th painting before you say ‘inspired by…’ ?? i was just wondering as ive chosen you as my artist to be influenced by if the painting had a title ? as i have to include info about the piecei choose.

    thanks harriet x

  2. Jazz
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    hi harriet,

    thank you for the comment & query…

    those images are just some pages from my sketchbook so they don’t have any titles…

    some more trees in sketchboooks here:

    good luck with your project!