OK, if I cheat the left side and extend the branch past my original mark indicating the width of this subject, my quick sketch is pretty good. But I hate cheating like that!
Getting the angle right on that long line between the left edge and the highest twig is very challenging. It sets up the shape of the right side, and I can see now how I gave that right side too much space. But it’s really cool to see how overall my sketches are progressing. And practicing the same subject multiple times is a relatively new improvement to my drawing habits, which is a great thing.
I also really like taking a looser approach to putting the pencil on the paper. That’s something I’ve definitely been working on developing so I’m excited to feel that happening.