Saturday, December 31, 2016

Star of Bethlehem botanical drawing, Colored pencil. 5x7 in.

What a difference adjusting the white balance on the camera makes!  I retook this picture, since I realized how blue the previous one looked.  Instead of just replacing the blueish pic with this one, I thought I'd just add the new one so I could compare the two.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Colored pencils on white bristol board... 5x7 inches

I've been drawing quite a bit lately, and spending time using colored pencils to do some botanical drawings.  I love flowers, and it seems, for me, it's easier to draw them than to paint them.

I had bought a bouquet of flowers just before Christmas from the grocery store.  It had white mums, red carnations, a red rose, and this flower that I had never seen before... and it hadn't bloomed yet.  Over the last few days more and more of the little star shaped flowers have been opening and I wondered what the name of it was.  I finally looked it up, and it is called the Star of Bethlehem!  Just right for a Christmas bouquet!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!