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Twisted Landscapes by outsidelogic Twisted Landscapes by outsidelogic
These were drawn with a fountain pen, from life, and show some of the wonderful rock and tree formations in the nearby parkland.  I love to wander off-trail and discover these hidden places; once in a while I can take the time to sit down and sketch as well, although not as often as I'd like.

These were done on a cheap 9x12 sketchpad.

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FlyHi-000 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
love those details, wish had some of it in my art
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some of the most realistic looking rock and tree I have ever seen!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.  It definitely makes a difference drawing from life.
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abitmuch Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Those are very good drawings.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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DonnovanKnight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice shading!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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laliluleilo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
So good! +fav 
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what brand is your sketchpad?
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Carlos.  Regarding the sketchpad, I don't even know.  The cover of it has been ripped off.  My usual choice for a basic white sketchpad is a Strathmore 400 series.
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!!!i have a brand new one of that brand and kind!!!you are welcome!!!Love 
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome work!!!Love 
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R9A Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Great style! :)
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Da-yummmmm that's some gorgeous line-weight there on that rock slab, and I love how you deal with textures.
Awesome work; thanks for sharing!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  Yeah, I've found that this kind of mutli-directional hatching is the best way to capture rock textures with pen.
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Inghelene Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear me, this is gorgeous!
Absolutely love the details and shape made through the direction of the brush strokes themselves.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  That's some Franklin Booth influence there
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KingOfSoul81 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work Glenn! Nice to see you back, sir.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Cody.  Good to hear from you.  It reminded to go check out your facebook page....
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! A lot of nice details and attractive textures.
But I suggest showing these as two distinct pieces of art. When I frame these with my fingers I can see they are nicely composed. But they seem to interfere with each other when I see them together.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  The funny thing is that I almost didn't post them at all because I figured they were just sketches, but you are the second person to tell me they are well-composed and could be framed.  I appreciate you taking the time to look and for the kind words.
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fuckinwolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
me gusta
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Zarabardes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Awesome ! Makes you think how a pine may live for a thousand years, although they start out so tiny.

Yeah, yhe whale is there, tje reptile is there, buy I would swear that the litl+tle pine is putting its hands to its hrad !
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's truly amazing how these big trees grow out of a crack in the rock.  Thanks!
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awsgames Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
You can tell the ground the tree on the right is growing out of side went tumbling away because of the sharp bend in the tree. Trees like to point straight up, so when the ground shifts as the tree grows out, the base of the tree grows in a way to point the tree back upwards. It must have been a really bad mud slide or something for the tree to have to bend at an almost 90 degree angle. When you go shopping for property, a good way to tell if the property you're looking at is on steady ground is by looking at the trees, if they're straight up then the house in in a good location, but if they're bent then that's indicative of the ground slowly sliding away, and it may cause structural issues for your house down the line.

More on topic, I love the way you've drawn these. Great job at making the trees and bark look textured, I almost feel like I can reach out and touch them. Really great work, especially with just ink.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First, thanks for the compliment...glad you like the ink work.

Second, very interesting point on the growth of the tree.  I'm sure the tree is old (this is the Colorado Front Range, a semi-arid environment at about 7500 feet in elevation), so things grow slowly.  And this tree is growing on the sides of a place I call Dead Fox Gulch (because I found...guess what...a dead fox there), so there's been some erosion.
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xKhamsinStables Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are absolutely gorgeous. Your linework is lovely.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.  Glad you like them
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kwikdraw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Writer
nice
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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kwikdraw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Writer
You are welcome.
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hadasaugh-sculpt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Although you were drawing realism in this beautiful line drawings, I can see reptile on the left one and human gesture on the right - beautiful!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, I think of the one on the left as a breaching whale, with the small tree as its spout.  Thanks for the nice comment!
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