Three snowdrops - sepia ink and charcoal on recycled paper
Galanthus nivalis - dip pen and ink on recycled paper
Witch hazel, ink botanical illustration
I`ve finally started a perpetual journal. Because I love sketching, last year I had this idea of making a sketch of a seasonal plant every day, so that by the end of the week to have a two page spread with 7 drawings of different plants. With my insanely busy schedule it was too ambitious … Continue reading Starting a perpetual journal
Chimonanthus praecox (wintersweet) - dip pen and brown ink
Camellia japonica - Dip pen and chinese ink on paper.
Helleborus niger (Christmas rose), flowers and leaves -Brown ink on recycled paper.
How to draw a cluster of flowers (umbel inflorescence) Step 1 - Draw the ONE guiding line (or shape) of your composition – in this case, a circle. In that circle create the map of your drawing, the structure, in the same way a sculptor sets up a wire frame. Concentrate what you see … Continue reading How to draw a cluster of flowers – step by step
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