Drawing with just marker is becoming liberating in that I don't have to worry about perfection, there seems to be a casual feel to it and I only have to think about how line, shape and texture will work together to make the image readable. It's also an extremely portable way of working.
I did manage to draw for five other days - in a distracted, non-committal way and then it was back to work (school that is). I will also confess that two drawing were made from photos while talking on the phone and one was drawn from a house plant. (Busy, distracted week as I said.) You can see the drawings below.
|This drawing was made from the photo below, later at night while talking to my sister on the phone.|
|When I picked this then sad specimen off a Canadian Tire clearance table last August,|
the tag just said "Summer Gentian." Though with this gorgeous deep blue bloom, I think
there has got to be more to it than that. Any Gentian experts out there?
|This was also made from a photo (using decent Photoshop app. on iPhone).|
|I love Veronicastrum, the bees love Veronicastrum. It's been a win win for this perennial this summer.|
|Lizard Creek, Fernie, BC.|
|Three Cornus canadensis seedlings here to go with ferns, hostas and a yew.|
|First attempt at growing alpines. Made sure soil was gritty and hoping to see some white flowers on this in Spring.|
|These plants are tiny!|
|The minute blossoms of Verbena bonariensis have been popping out a few at a time, suspended on a sturdy structure of very long stems.|
|This Verbena bonariensis plant towers above winter sown perennial Salvia.|