Friday, 13 July 2007

Go for a Nature Walk EDM63 Draw what you find


This is what I do on a regular basis.As I live in the countryside everyday is a nature walk. I notice things as I'm walking ,and if I like the shape of something it more often than not finds its way home with me to draw.I noticed this delicate piece of fern ,as it is drying out and turning brown, it curls around. It is drawn in pencil. I like the shape, it is elegant and delicate, which is what I liked when I first saw it.

13 comments:

sooziebee said...

Hi, just come across your blog via Andrea Joseph comment you left, and I just wanted to say, your work is lovely, I love the ferns. This time of year is a great time for fens, just unfurling and bright green. You have captured this perfectly.

soulcomfort said...

Beautiful and delicate! I love botanical drawings and this is done so well.
Always, Rita

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is wonderful Eileen (I'll stop calling you Milly now). Beautiful sketch and composition.

Felicity said...

Your work is wonderful, I'm really looking forward to seeing more!

Lynn said...

Beautiful! You really captured the elegance and delicacy.

juj said...

Very elegant and delicate indeed. It's just beautiful. I wish I could see it bigger - I imagine it's stunning close-up.

biteyourowntail said...

Beautifully done, my only complaint is that I couldn't see a larger image.

Lovely feather drawings too.

Eden said...

this fern is wonderful, Milly. I love the promise in the fern frond's curl, spring-loaded, ready to live.

M said...

Love your work. Melanee from EDM

Jana Bouc said...

Oh my gosh! I've fallen in love with your artwork! I absolutely adore it! I'm so glad I saw your post on EDM. Your work is sensational! I've subscribed to your blog and will be visiting regularly. You inspire me!

annakarenin said...

I still can't get over how life like your drawings are the feathers and oak leaf, incredible.

I grew up near an estuary and in our last house one of the windows in my bedroom looked over my favourite part to walk. It is something I miss, if you are used to hearing the estuary birds and walking on it in the wind and rain you always feel something is missing where-ever else you live.

phthaloblu said...

Beautiful work! Your drawings remind of illustrations from a plant identification guide, only so much better!

CrumpledPaperbirds said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm so impressed! Your style is really beautifully soft.
And I would also like to see the dragonfly close up. I'm very fond of them and yours looks delicate. I am in love:)
I'm a newbiee hier too and love to be in this group! It opens up your world...
Looking forward to see your drawings!!!