Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cardoon seedhead in gouache and tinted charcoal in a Stillman and Birn alpha sketchbook

Another cardoon seedhead, gouache and tinted charcoal in a Stillman and Birn alpha sketchbook


Another quick cardoon.   This one had shed all its scales, leaving just the fluffy 'fairies' that carry the seeds - one is next to it, so delicate against the large heavy seedhead - and the bristly dried flower petals.

More of the NEC doodles to come .....

5 comments:

Carol Lee Beckx said...

Your drawing shows great use of the tinted charcoal. I love the colour range in these pencils.

vivien said...

they are a lovely range of subtle muted colours :>)

Jeanette said...

I do like these cardoon seedheads a lot. Such lovely form and colour in them, I can almost touch them.

vivien said...

Tbanks Jeanette :>)

debra morris said...

Great work