Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Early Spring



Spring is upon us and based on the flowers of leatherwood it is 26 days earlier than last year and 11 days earlier than 2010. I was back in Illinois again this past weekend and the vast majority of spring ephemeral plants were up and flowering. Here is a drawing of some of the action this time of year and a few snapshots of the drawing in progress.  I still plan to add some more dark leaves around the bases of the plants.  Colored pencil.





7 comments:

Maria Elena Ferrari said...

Very nice!

THE CRANKY BIRD STUDIO said...

Wow--the veins/dips/textures of the leaves are an inspiration. And you do this with colored pencil!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful. Love all the detail.

Matteo Grilli said...

Really beautiful!

afk said...

the composition is beautiful, and it looks so peaceful and clean :) i like it allot!

Carol Creech said...

Beautiful! I love the composition, too and the leaves are so detailed...amazing!
Carol

Anonymous said...

Love your drawing of the bloodroot plant. Exquisite detail! Haven't seen mine yet. Must check today.
Joan Gillman Smith