Thistles, drawing in charcoal and pastel
A much larger than life drawing of thistle seedheads at nearly 2 feet across. The seedheads look so lovely when you look at them closely - the flyaway softness contrasting with the spiky leaves and prickles.
I really enjoyed drawing them - I think I'll do some more.
Below are close ups to show the detail better
I was hoping my artichokes might produce flowers this year (their second year in the garden) but they've not done much growing :>( I really fancied drawing them as buds/flowers/seedheads.