Botanical daily sketches from the last week.
The botanical sketches from this week: Primula veris, Adonis vernalis fruit, Asarum europaeum and Acer negudo.
I think it`s time to say goodbye to the winter. A last look at this two beautiful winter shrubs: Chimonanthus praecox and Hammamelis virgiana. I wanted to know more about the apparent complicated structure of Chimonanthus and I was so happy to find a witch-hazel with seedpods among the flowers. Chimonanthus praecox - flower morphology … Continue reading Chimonanthus and hammamelis – flower and fruit sketch
Pinus needles and cones - Ink drawing on handmade paper.
One of the moments when you want to add colour just to express the beauty of this striking reds on a gray winter day. But I was interested more in depicting the form and the roundness of this very small apples, also the depth of their arrangement in space. Malus sp. (Crab apple), 2019 Dip … Continue reading Crab apple
Rosa canina fruit and leaf, 2019 Graphite on sketchbook
Paulownia, 2019 Paulownia tree fruits. Pen and white chalk on kraft paper.
How to draw a cone Identify and draw in light chalk or pencil the lines that define the size, the posture and the form of your subject. Observe carrefully the angles this lines form. Draw the outline; concentrate on the large forms (the scales) while ignoring small ones (details or shadows edges). Continually examine and … Continue reading How to draw a pine cone
Humulus lupulus (2019) Hops. Ink on sketchbook.
Pseudotsuga menziesii, 2019 Douglas fir. Leaves, seed and female cone with the distinctive three-pronged bracts extending beyond the scales. Dip pen and brown ink on sketchbook.