erin_c_1978: Botanical Art: A sprig of white lobelia, drawn by me (Default)
My million bells drawing, FWIW. I'll try not to yammer on and on being ultracritical of this, as is my wont, but unlike so many of my recent efforts, at least it came out looking pretty respectable.


Magenta Million Bells by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

Edit: Going through my Prismacolor Verithins, this is a reminder to myself that I need to order 12-packs of White, Tuscan Red, and Dark Umber, because I've got about two inches left of each. I use those colors a LOT, and it's one color I actually probably will use a 12-pack of over time, unlike, say, Light Aqua (to give an example of one color not found much in flowers outside of dyed carnations on St. Patrick's Day). I also need to hide all my green colored pencils that aren't Olive Green and Apple Green, because every time I use them I discover all over again that they're too garish for leaves.
erin_c_1978: Botanical Art: A sprig of white lobelia, drawn by me (Default)
I started a botanical drawing tonight that is actually, finally, going well. It's admittedly a very small drawing (like 2" x 2"), but it would make me very happy indeed if I manage not to make a hash of it, because every plant drawing I've started over the past two weeks (at the least) has pretty much (sorry) died on the vine. Which has been depressing as hell.

I had to stop tonight because it's getting too dark to see -- it's a tiny sample of a plant called "million bells" from one of my mom's outdoor hanging baskets, and those don't come inside unless you want all sorts of insect life to come in with them -- but I'm holding out hope that tomorrow night I'll be able to finish it off to my satisfaction. Please, universe?
erin_c_1978: Botanical Art: A sprig of white lobelia, drawn by me (Default)

Sample is from the same tree as in this post.


Serviceberry Blooms 2 by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

This is edited slightly from my original upload, and I hope I made it better rather than worse.

erin_c_1978: Botanical Art: A sprig of white lobelia, drawn by me (Default)

A twig I plucked off a serviceberry bush outside the place we ate dinner last night. Still not 100 percent sure whether it's Allegheny serviceberry or downy serviceberry; the leaves are furry (or "densely pubescent" as the guidebook puts it) as downy serviceberry is described, whereas Allegheny serviceberry is supposed to have smooth leaves. On the other hand, they're very young leaves, and I don't know what stages Allegheny serviceberry leaves might go through on the way to being smooth.


Serviceberry Blooms by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

I'm glad I drew this last night, because today the flowers are almost all open (some were noticably more open than they started by the time I finished the drawing), and I couldn't have gotten the same effect.

I'd had another serviceberry drawing finished, or so I thought, but it's in the shop for repairs.

erin_c_1978: Botanical Art: A sprig of white lobelia, drawn by me (Default)

At first, as I was finishing this drawing, I thought the only reason to bother archiving it at DeviantArt was to remind myself to never draw forsythia blossoms again, but on reflection there are aspects of this that I like after all.

Having previously only appreciated forsythia blossoms from afar, I'd never studied them that closely, so I was interested to see that the tiny paired leaflike structures I'd originally taken for sepals don't seem to be -- the actual flower, and hence its sepals, hang down from between them on an incredibly slender stalk.


Forsythia in April by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

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