There are many beautiful pine trees in Kozarica. At some places their limbs extend almost to the sea. Their crooked growth seems as they take a lot of beating by the stormy winds.

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I wanted to draw their sturdy yet somehow fragile character. I sketched the first sketch in quick lines in dip pen and sepia ink and finished with wash. For the second sketch I fashioned a folded pen from a drinking straw, a piece of coke tin and some masking tape. The broken yet vivid lines of the wash were as already faded under the hot Dalmatian sun.tanja simonic korosak_kozarica 2014 18 tanja simonic korosak_kozarica 2014 19