Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simpson Stopper

Simpson Stopper, originally uploaded by Elizabeth Smith.

Simpson stopper is blooming and fruiting now; the flowers are incredibly fragrant! This is a quick sketch on cold-press watercolor paper with my Sakura Micron Pigma sepia pens.  I added some watercolor washes during and after. 

Rather than trying to be precise, I tryed for a more emotive style. Ha! Somehow I still reverted to drawing the leaves and flowers in a more descriptive way.

You can click on the images above to go to my Flickr photostream, where you can view them larger.  If you'd like to see a more precise sketch of this shrub or small tree (leaves, bark, and berries) you can click here.  Thank you for visiting!