Saturday, May 12, 2012

An Ill Wind

Yesterday's high winds brought me um, a windfall, in a way. My neighbor's bearded iris were whipped all over the place,being tall and top heavy, and after she'd used all her available stakes to save as many as she could, she cut the rest of the casualties and put them in a vase to give to me.

This gave me a wonderful group of models for a modified contour and wash drawing today, which I'm posting here. Iris rules! Contour is my favorite of all drawing styles, and adding wash is a nice addition of depth.

The whole thing



And a detail

9 comments:

MaryO said...

What a nice neighbor, and lovely drawings, too.

padilla said...

Wonderfully observed,Liz!

Cynthia Padilla, Botanical Arts/Nature Illustration http://groups.yahoo.com/group/botanicalart Join artists internationally, dedicated to the realistic portrayal of plants, flowers, natural science subjects.

Isabelle said...

j'adore lorsque tu peins de fleurs. elles sont tellement expressives ! avec quelques traits et quelques tâches de couleurs, tu arrives à les rendre vivantes.

Melliott said...

These are wonderful! Love how your line bled into your color, giving variation. Good going.

Alex said...

They look gorgeous! I really like the soft pastel colors

nanke's stuff said...

These are just beautiful. I think Iris is my favorite spring flower. nancy

Sue Brown said...

Lovely sketches Liz :)

debra morris said...

Beautiful drawings

raena said...

Lovely drawing! I really appreciate that detail!