Hi there, how are you?
This week I have been drawing house plants.
Two of our orchids are currently flowering, the white one (I’ve drawn this one before) and a newer yellow and pink one.
I received the yellow and pink one last summer for our wedding anniversary, full of beautiful flowers. The flowers all dropped and the plant was placed in the bathroom window sill (kitchen window sill is full!) last week it started to flower with not one but two flower stalks, how luck are we?
I think it really likes the bathroom, must be all the steam.
I drew it a few times, this is the only one I like. Maybe I’ll have another try using colour.
The white Edding marker I used for the petals is having a moment, I liked the effect though so I carried on making the pen strokes in the direction of the petals.
This is the white orchid. I liked the scratchy marks the white marker made and used the same technique here.
Our cyclamen has been flowering since Christmas and now the flowers are almost gone. I thought I would draw the last few flowers before it is just a little pot of leaves again.
I had to move this onto a sunnier window sill because it became very stalky and the leaves are very small. Hopefully the extra sunshine will give the leaves a little boost. I can move it back when there are brighter daylight hours.
At the supermarket this week I bought a new plant, not that I have much room left to put it but it was so pretty.
It’s a Christmas rose, probably left over from Christmas. It had one flower and a few small buds, I thought it would be fun to draw; and it was.
As with all of these drawings I used a pentel brush pen, a grey brush pen and a white gel pen plus the scratchy white marker.
When it’s finished flowering I can put it out into the garden and take its chances with the usual pests hehehe.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x