Sketching Plants With My Soulmate!
Jennifer picked her favorite houseplant for today's post - one of our chartreuse golden pothos - and rendered it using Stabilo pastel pencils for a colorful and painterly look. Her style is more fluid and relaxed than mine and a breath of fresh air after obsessing over my own drawings. You might notice a consistency in her style after seeing last weeks SAP Sunday drawing of Brazilian Red Hots. I love it.
I on the other hand opted to draw a Curcuma alismatifolia that I had purchased for a cut flower arrangement a while back. After I cut the flowers for the arrangement I hacked the stems all the way to the ground to get new growth and flowers.
I'm more of an OCD detail oriented kind of guy when it comes to drawing plants, but maybe that's just because I have a gardener's appreciation for these details and can't let them go un-drawn. Maybe I need to take a cue from my wife and loosen up a little! I can't wait to spend each weekend drawing plants by her side... it's like a dream come true.
Please share links to your own drawings of plants in the comments below! Don't have any drawings of plants yet? Then go ahead and pull up a chair, pick your favorite plant and get started!