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.
Winter Jasmine - ink and colored pencils
Passiflora leaf geometry - Sanguine and ink on recycled paper.
A common christmas flower, Hippeastrum is also incorrectly known as amaryllis. It is native of South America and this why it flowers in northern hemisphere in winter time. It`s always dazzling to see how from that medium sized bulb, half exposed, accompanied by one or two small leaves, in less than a week grows a … Continue reading Winter blooms – Hippeastrum
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