On my drawing table…

After drawing a million and one “stylized”, i.e. fake, made up flowers (and I suppose I should put quotes around the word “flowers” there), I am back to drawing the real kind in my Moleskine. Luckily, I had the sense to not put the pencils I was using on the sunflowers back in the collection, after abandoning it for 8 months. I would never find them again.

Husband is in bed on muscle relaxers for a shoulder pain, so I had to take my own photos today. Not bad… for the iPad!!!

More stuff…

Here is another simple motif. This one was lots of fun. Why aren’t gel pens more legitimate to artists? Scrapbookers don’t seem to be embarrassed to use them.


gouache, gel pens, on smooth cardboard
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Here is the finished drawing of the Hawaiian red ginger plant in the moleskine. This was done with colored pencils in a more traditional style.



P.S. Man! Does this family need a DSLR camera! I swear, that ginger bud is NOT as overworked as it looks in that photo. However, I do think I need to remove the “wax bloom” and apply some fixative at this point. (I just forgot.)