The hawthorn tree is looking very similar to last month... so instead of more photographs of lichen covered branches (as much as I love them!), I thought I'd try doing some sketching. I've been wanting to get back into drawing again and this seemed the perfect opportunity to start. With the absence of leaves, it was nice to focus on the twisting shapes of the trunk; the cracks in the bark; the thorny silhouettes of the branches and the frilly outlines of the lichen.
It was a tranquil half an hour - if rather chilly in the cold January wind. Something I definitely want to do more of.
Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following' project.