Day 9 of notans

Notan sketches of a local nature preserve

When I was choosing a reference photo for today’s notan sketches, this one caught my eye because I picked up a subtle S-curve in the light area of the grassy field. But in doing the sketches, that actually got reversed, and the dark areas picked up the S-curve structure. It wasn’t what I was originally aiming for, but it could certainly work.

I like the possibilities with the square format, and I think this composition would work nicely with a dark-dominant balance which would allow the sun-struck field to be more of an accent.

Focused practice project parameters: complete 100 landscape notans. 3 minutes per notan, 5 notans per session, 20 sessions to reach 100.