Coltsfoot Poster, colored pencil on Dura-Lar film, pen and ink, Adobe Illustrator
I spent some time this past quarter volunteering to draw a couple of illustrations for an update to Flora of the Pacific Northwest, a comprehensive book originally published at the University of Washington in the 1970’s.
One of the drawings was of Coltsfoot (Tussilago fanfara). I made a poster out of that drawing for one of my class projects, taking the diagnostic drawing I had done for the book and expanding on it to include a variety of animals that interact with it.
Sunflower in Graphite, graphite on Bristol vellum
Tulips in Graphite, graphite on drawing paper
Nicotiana, pen & ink, colored pencils
It may be fall, but flowers are still blooming here in our backyard in Seattle.
Dahlia, colored pencils on watercolor paper.
Snapdragons, Uni-ball pen, watercolor, colored pencils, graphite, Photoshop.
Leaves, graphite on watercolor pencil.
I’m taking a botanical illustration class at Gage (in Seattle), and we drew leaves last week. I wanted to practice more, so I worked on this today.
Sunflower, watercolor and colored pencils on watercolor paper, cleaned up in Photoshop.
Fir Branch, graphite and colored pencils on watercolor paper, Uni-ball pen, Photoshop polish.
I clipped this end of a fir branch from one of our trees on Orcas Island.