July 30, 2010


Watching 'The Botany of Desire' the other night,  a documentary based on Michael Pollan's excellent book of the same name, inspired me to try my hand at drawing some tulips, and it turns out they're mighty challenging with all their inward-curling petals and striations in colour. It would help if they didn't open while I'm working as well, but that's just what flowers do (bless them). The tulip I was drawing from was far more beautiful than I can possibly capture in a lead pencil drawing, all orange and red with streaks of green through it. Keep trying I shall.

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