Today tutorial is on drawing Passiflora capsularis, a small, vanilla scented passion flower that grows in tropical areas. Passiflora is a pentamorous flower, having parts arranged in groups of five: 5 petals, 5 alternating sepals which in most species looks the same as the petals, differing only by a hook at the tip (awn). On … Continue reading Daily Sketches – 19. Passiflora
In today's tutorial I'm sketching the gorgeous flower of Gloriosa superba. It is obvious that whoever saw it for the first time and name it made use of all the superlatives he remembered and rightly did so. Native to southern Africa and India it's also called flame lily or fire lily due to it's wavy, … Continue reading Daily Sketches – June 30 Flowers – 8. Gloriosa superba
In today's tutorial I will show you how I draw a typical daisy flowerhead, a capitulum inflorescence, with disc florets in the middle surrounded by ray florets that resemble petals. Join me on Patreon for 30 days of daily flower sketches!Every day of June I will post a video tutorial in which I will draw … Continue reading Daily Sketches – June 30 Flowers – 7. Bellis perennis
This is one of my favourite flowers and this is due in part to the beautiful botanical illustration of Arthur Harry Church representing a cross-section of the flower and showing the grace of its curved filaments. So often an exceptional botanical illustration made me pay more attention to a botanical subject, which I would otherwise … Continue reading Daily Sketches – June 30 Flowers – 5. Geranium phaeum
Botanical journaling - Plate 3/may 2020
The quarantine here is over, so last week illustration was dedicated to Magnolia flowers. I`m lucky to live nearby an Arboretum with 17 species and varieties of Magnolia trees and more than 40 specimens. Walking through an area dominated by these magnificent trees, especially those with big leaves, like macrophylla and obovata, feels like a … Continue reading A selection of Magnolias
The botanical sketches from this week: Wisteria buds, Bellis perennis, Carex nigra, marble oak galls and Morchella esculenta.
The botanical sketches from this week: Primula veris, Adonis vernalis fruit, Asarum europaeum and Acer negudo.
A drawing of Fragaria (strawberry) from the garden, spreading its stolons. Fragaria, 2020 21 x 30 cm, brown ink and white chalk on recycled paper
These little blue-lavender flowers are among the first to be spotted in the early spring, in the forest. This particular one, Hepatica Transsilvanica, is endemic to Romanian woodlands and you can distinguish it from the more common Hepatica nobilis by its crenate leaf margins.