Garden wild flower
Hi there, how are you? Are you good?
Currently we all seem to be living in interesting times. Like most places we’re shut in at home, no zoo, no parks not even the library, although I have several books on loan that I can now take two months to read, good times.
We’ve had a few nice days here so I’ve been outside drawing in the garden.
I found some flowers that had planted themselves into a pot. (see above) I’m not sure if it’s a weed or a wild flower from last years shameful attempt at growing seeds but it’s pretty and was fun to draw so it’s staying for now.
It’s a bit straggly, long thin stems tumbling down over the pot so I picked out a few sprigs and drew them individually with a fountain pen.
Since my little 14 day challenge last week I‘ve been quite enjoying drawing straight into my book without a pencil line for help.
I wanted to add a bit of colour but the ink isn’t waterproof so there was some bleeding even though I tried to keep away from the lines, not that I mind I like the way they turned out.
Later on I thought maybe I could turn them into a pattern. I cut them out of the background and had a play.
Wild flower pattern
I bought some frilly pansies from the plant graveyard at the supermarket, they looked almost dead (why do they never water the plants) but I thought one or two may live with a little care and put the poor things into a pot in the garden.
Well, they all came back to life and are now happily flowering away so I had to draw them. It was hard to see where one petal ends and the other begins but it was a good challenge
Frilly pansy drawn with an ink pen.
Last year we had a pot of viola flowers, they were pale blue and lilac, this year the pot is full of purple viola, probably seeds from last years flowers, interesting to see the colour change.
I didn’t colour them this time, I started filling the petals with lines to show the colour and shadows and got carried away. This was very meditative and took a while to do but I thoroughly enjoyed drawing it.
Pansy & viola drawn with ink pen.
Right in the middle of the tiny viola is one pansy plant (see above), same colour as the viola standing tall and proud. Is it another viola seed throwback? Either way it needed to be drawn, immortalised forever in my sketchbook hehehe. Since I had enjoyed drawing the viola so much I decided to draw this the same way.
The garden is slowly waking up, plants bloom, shed and fruit. Life goes on regardless and I am thankful.
Thanks for taking precious time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x