Sunday, 5 July 2009

Dragonfly gift


I had a gift today. It was a dragonfly, a beautiful blue dragonfly that someone found on their car bonnet. It was dead. They put it in a box and send it for me to draw.
It is now a browny colour and still has some blue showing, but it has been dead for a few days. The wings are slightly damaged.
I adore dragonflies and have drawn them many times. I have both an artcard and a print of my drawings of a dragonfly. As I live near some marshes where they live I am so lucky to see them each year, usually August onwards. Perhaps this hot weather has brought them out.
My drawing is one I did last year in inktense crayons, to try out the colours and crayons. It is not as detailed as my other dragonfly drawings and was a little too near the bottom of my paper, as I was experimenting and didn't worry too much about the composition. I will do some sketches of my new specimen. I often receive presents of feathers, but a dragonfly ..even better.
Hope you like it. Will post some of my Dragonfly gift soon.

12 comments:

Carolina said...

Hi Milly,
Once again, I like it, and all the work and detail you put on it. And this was just an exercise... now I can't wait to see the new dragonfly-challenge...
Best regards,
Carolina

Mary Timme said...

Wow! I've never received a dragonfly as a gift. That seems pretty unique to me!

Deborah Ross said...

Love your delicate drawings, Milly, especially the dragonfly. I'm really fascinated by them.

The Dutchess said...

Sooo beautiful..

acornmoon said...

Your dragonflies are quite spectacular.

If you have the image on photoshop you could extend the canvas size and clone the background perhaps?

ruthie said...

what a wonderful gift, how thoughtful. the colours in your drawing are so vivid. havent visited in a wee while. so have loved catching up on all your stunning work. those shells!!! ps so glad u enjoyed my syke pics, it is a magical place!cringnis

Frances said...

Hello Milly,

I think it's grand that you received that precious gift.

Since first encountering your writing and drawing, I have always associated you with those dragonfly images. I am sure that many others share that connection.

xo

Carolina said...

Hi Milly!
I have done something inspired by your art, and have just posted it on my blog...
Best regards,
Carolina

MILLY said...

Hi Carolina,
The shell is lovely. Thank you for your comments and so glad to have inspired you.
I agree that painting and drawing really does make you feel so calm. Enjoy the class and have fun.
So sorry I cannot comment on your blog, I have tried so many times!
Happy drawing. Millyx

Christy said...

I love your art blog. It's so inspiring!

Alex said...

Amazing details! And ultra-realism is spelled all over this one, as it is in every other drawings of yours :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! you have such a special gift!! Thank you for sharing!!!