I started this one a few days ago….
But decided I wanted to get more information to finish it so I went back the next morning to do a drawing and really look at the shapes and tones.
It was early morning light between 5-6am it had a warm glow and strong contrasts. An hour or so later there was no lovely shadow shapes from the gate as the sun had moved around, so getting up early was worth it!
The gate was tricky as I didn’t want it too defined or with hard edegs. I made the tone lighter and cooler than the trees. I didn’t try and straighten the slatted edges or fill it all in. Leaving it allows the brain to fill in the missing information and makes the gate look back lit.
I’m pleased with the outcome and will do more there 🙂