Tuesday, 31 July 2007

EDM 112 "Draw Something Fresh"


I live by the seashore and in the summer months Mushrooms grow on the shore. As a child I would get such a thrill at going down to the shore and searching for the mushrooms. It is best to go after rain and then sunshine , the little white button mushrooms are growing and peeping through the grass. It doesn't matter how many times you have been searching for them it is always such a thrill to find them. Last year waS a bumper year and there were masses of them. Your going to laugh when I tell you that I don't actually like eating them. But I do like drawing them. This one was picked fresh from the shore and selected for its beautiful shape and lovely patterns with the frilly scales underneath . I just love them as a drawing subject. Of course as they perish fairly quickly I needed to draw it while it was fresh, to capture all the detail. It is drawn wiith HB pencil.

9 comments:

Lin said...

GORGEOUS!! Those shadings and delictate lines are PERFECT!!! BRAVA!!!!

Felicity said...

Beautiful drawing! I didn't realise that mushrooms could grow so near the sea. The best mushrooms I ever had were ones that were picked and in a frying pan almost straight away, picked by a relative when I was on holiday in West Cork. Every mushroom has been a disappointment since then so now I don't eat them so often but I see that they make a great subject!

Deborah said...

I am not much of a mushroom person as far as eating them but I agree they make a great subject. Great line work and shading. Wonderful job!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Another gorgeous drawing Eileen. I LOVE drawing fungi too. I ealy thought that this was ink - a very sharp pencil I'm guessing? Great stuff.

Alison said...

I love the contrast between the strong lines of the underside and the delicate marks on the stem.

juj said...

Oh WOW wow WOW! This is simply amazing! Gorgeous! Fantastic! (Can you tell I REALLY like it?! lol)

Lynn said...

That's awesome! I love how you used bold lines on the gills.

jill said...

great job! you should post that in our monthly challenge folder at botanicalart -- http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/botanicalart/photos/browse/81cb

that way, anyone cruising thru there looking at the monthly challenge of mushrooms/fungi would see a picture of your lovely mushroom, too. it doesn't just have to be done during the month of the challenge to be put in that folder!

phthaloblu said...

I am constantly in awe of your line work. This is gorgeous. Excellent!