Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nelumbo nucifera plus reflections on drawing and painting

I'm busy finishing artwork and matting and framing drawings for hand-in submission to the annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists tomorrow.

I ended up doing something completely different to what I had planned. I've done two drawings of the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) neither of which are the conventional view of the lotus

Nelumbo nucifera bud and bloom by Katherine Tyrrell
coloured pencils on Fabriano Artistico
I've been a big fan of the Lotus ever since my first close encounter with a pool of them at the Cafe Lotus in Ubud in Bali.

Two blog posts below which discuss drawings and paintings made on that particular trip
When people ask me about my current style of drawing, I often joke with them about how it took me nearly 10 years (as in YEARS!) to learn how to scribble.


Brenda Hill CDM said...

Beautiful drawing!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

It's looking better still now it's framed! Just spent a frustrating 15 minutes trying to work out where/what a tiny mark on the glass was!

Laurie Bruckmann said...

Lovely composition as well as technique!

Teri said...

I love your Nelumbo nucifera drawing, Katherine! said...

Good luck. Although the 'expected' view of the wonderful seed bearing centre and huge leaves is dramatic, this is very delicate.