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.
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.
There's nothing like ink drawing on a quiet and rainy night... of all the mediums I've tried I find the greatest joy in drawing with ink. The flow is better as you no longer have to think about colours and you can focus on building shape and texture. Kapok seedpod (Ceiba pendantra), 2019 Brown ink … Continue reading Kapok seedpod