Saturday, June 9, 2007

Ribbons of pahoehoe, Everyday Matters #119 - Rocks

Ribbons of pahoehoe lava rock and `ohi`a tree shadows make for an interesting Saturday morning subject. I just completed this near Kipuka Pua`ulu (Bird Park) at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The original focus of the drawing was of two grass plants ... then I realized the shadows were much more interesting so changed the drawing midstream.

8 comments:

Diane Cutter said...

This is has a wonderful composition with the diagonals of the lava flow countered by the diagonal of the shadow. I could look at this a long time!

Sandy said...

WOW,WOW,WOW what a great sketches, all you posted, keep posting.

Joy said...

Joan, I am new to EDM and wanted to say how wonderful your drawing is! You are right, the shadows give the drawing a lot of character. Joyce

drb said...

Good job with the shade, going from dark to light across the paper.

Nina Johansson said...

Beautiful drawing with perfect composition! I love it, it´s almost abstract and still not. Great!

laserone said...

OH wow, that is so cool! Beautifully drawn. :)

Joan Yoshioka said...

Thanks everyone! Your encouragement means a lot to me!

mrana said...

This is amazing Joan! Excellent drawing, what great shading and detail and composition!