Saturday, June 28, 2014

Berries From My Garden

Pure contour drawing

Close-up of final drawing

I'm not showing the entire "finished" drawing, as the bowl was incredibly lop-sided. The strawberries, though, I thought, turned out all right.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

'Nondescript' Becomes Beautiful Upon Closer Inspection

Big, fat purple clovers and bright yellow coreopsis are blooming among the varied tall grasses, with St. Johnswort getting ready to pop, but it was the inconspicuous flowers of the ubiquitous bladder campion that I chose for my morning meditation.

First the pure contour with ink, free and easy --

Then, with very sharp, very soft pencil --

Monday, June 9, 2014

Looking at, Seeing, Drawing Iris

First, the "pure" (blind; free) contour

Iris #1

Iris #2

Two together

Whole sheet