Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sometimes all we need is a little pump-priming to get the flow moving again. Think about these ideas for drawing, interpreting, and revealing things about plants:
• Draw the same subject three times using different media and/or line styles.
• Write a haiku about your drawing. Let a favorite quote inspire a new sketch.
• Incorporate graphic elements into your journal pages. Think of text blocks, or a border a plant or leaf study.
• Paint a collection of nature objects from your yard.
Above left: a watercolor leaf print on heavy muslin of a fern frond. Above right: another fern watercolor leaf print on handmade paper enhanced with a Pitt brush pen and watercolor washes.