VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 2

Last month’s Every Day in May challenge, and my requiring no pencil, has a hold over in that as I am stressed and busy I continue with just a sketch of anything I pull out of the bag of images, grab the ink water-brushes, and have at it.  Wonky is fine, just getting a sketch down every day, keeps my hand in it and relaxes my mind away from the stresses.

Each one is a mini exploration of color and linework.

Some turn out lovely, like this contour drawing of the Marigold.
That is always a nice surprise!  But even the ones that I didn’t like to begin with, I end up seeing in a different light when I post them altogether, like the Bells at the top.

St.John’s Wort, sunny and bright!
Working this months Virtual Sketchwalk
(all flowering thangs) on Hahnemühle Post Cards,

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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12 Responses to VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 2

  1. loisajay says:

    The Coneflowers, especially!


  2. dweezer19 says:

    I love them all! What a bright bouquet!


  3. jennjilks says:

    What beautiful pieces! I really believe in the sketch every day spirit. I don’t, but I do believe it’s how you get better.

    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!


  4. Susan says:

    Your post a a wonderful celebration of Spring! Love it!


  5. Fran says:

    My favorite is the St John’s Wort. So bright and sunny.


  6. Love your cone flowers, and the marigolds! I always have trouble with the foreshortening the pedals and leaves. Maybe one day it will kick in and I’ll get better at it.


    • One trick in a touch image if you have a photo of it is to draw over the image and see how the edges really look when forshortened. It is all very no-no but I think it is a good learning tool!


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