Hi there, how are you?
Spring is about to spring so I thought I’d go out into the garden and tidy up a bit.
One or two of the spring bulbs are starting to show tiny green shoots and it’s all looking very promising, then in the corner of my eye I spotted last years iris plants.
Of course there aren’t any flowers but there are some very beautiful seed heads, the pods have burst open revealing the lovely colourful seeds ranging from red to purple, absolutely stunning.
It’s too cold and wet to sit out side and draw them so I snapped a few photos and drew them in the house.
The first two are painted with watercolour on cartridge paper, layering one light wash on top of another till it became the colour I wanted.
The next one is drawn with a fountain pen as I try to draw in the tones. It’s not too bad, I’ll keep on practising though.
Another ink drawing. I was going to leave it at that but in the end added a quick wash of watercolour over the top.
I really like it now, it reminds me of illustrations from vintage books, definitely need to do this more.
These little seed heads really cheered me up this week, it’s nice to find something unexpected in the garden a this time of year.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x