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Inspired by drying peppers from my mom's garden. Can you guess which pepper was drawn with my left hand?
Another old inflorescence for a messy sketch. This one is a mostly empty sunflower head from a photo by awkwardbotany.com, a really awesome blog!
An adorable grasshopper whose photo was taken by wapiti3 on tumblr. Check out their photo set at wapiti3.tumblr.com/post/139759153696
Sketching is a great warm up as well as a method for brainstorming and planning. These sketches were done with my right hand (dominant) while exploring the structure of my potted plant friends geranium and aloe vera with Pentel's brush marker.
Notes for a series of illustrations of Cyphocarpus spp. These annual flowering plants in the Campanulacea family are endemic to the Atacama Desert in Chile. They only grow and bloom during El Niño events when adequate precipitation supports their populations. 15 years can pass without such weather events, leaving the desert mostly barren. What a strong contrast to the fields of wildflowers blooming in the Atacama this season! The flowers of the plant depicted in the top right photo, Cyphocarpus psammophilus, are only 5mm across!
Work in progress of Helianthus fruit and flower in graphite. The three the black shapes below the dried sunflower heads are the fruits for scale. It feels great to be drawing with graphite again!