An improvised tree to prepare for some springtime feeling while the winter is dragging on.
Aka. “Monk’s hood”. One of Europe‘s most poisonous plants. All parts of the plant are able to kill you, a few grams are enough. Touching it can already lead to reactions. Fatal dosage of the agent is 4mg. There is no antidote. Keep away from your kids! It was formerly used to poison arrows, for… Continue reading Aconitum napellus
The pumpkin flower has such an interesting shape that I could not resist but practice my dot hatching on it.
An illustrative approach to drawing / painting a pumpkin plant.
I explored the possibilities of cross hatching with an ink pen here.
Ink and watercolour on 300g/m² Hahnemühle paper
While spending some lonely sick days at home, I practiced painting trees. The biggest challenge for me was to work without a sketch, give up control, and let the paint and brushes do the work. Colorised with Schmincke Horadam watercolours.
I took my good camera today and spent a couple of minutes in front of a flower bed, watching bees and bumblebees doing their very important work. Cuteness overload!