Virginia Creeper in Graphite Pencil
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by Carol
1M ago
I apologize to anyone allergic to Virginia Creeper or fighting it as an invasive plant. It’s hard to get rid of and is considered a weed around here. In fact, the concerned citizens of my town have ‘suggested’ that I not grow it on our fence anymore. I thought it looked lovely there. I took … Source The post Virginia Creeper in Graphite Pencil appeared first on Carol's Drawing Blog ..read more
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Redbud Leaves In Graphite
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by Carol
3M ago
I took the reference photo for this drawing in early autumn before the leaves changed color. The leaves were in beautiful lighting but dangling over ground ivy, which I had no interest in drawing. When I looked through my photos, I kept returning to this shot because the leaves were so pretty. So, I tried … Source The post Redbud Leaves In Graphite appeared first on Carol's Drawing Blog ..read more
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Dried Variegated Croton Leaf
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by Carol
5M ago
It must be winter because I’m drawing a dried leaf! This leaf came from my Variegated Croton. It drops thick leaves that curl into small sculptures as they dry. I collect them, so I always have a few to choose from. Before I get into the drawing, I’d like to take care of some other … Source The post Dried Variegated Croton Leaf appeared first on Carol's Drawing Blog ..read more
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Less Than Perfect
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by Carol
5M ago
I found this small tree start under a bush when I was looking for photos to draw and noticed a bug had moved into its leaf. I took a picture just because I thought the leaf shape was interesting and went on with my photo hunt. Well, of course, the small tree sprout with a … Source The post Less Than Perfect appeared first on Carol's Drawing Blog ..read more
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I’m A Shy Artist
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by Carol
7M ago
I’m not sure if my shyness comes through in my writing. I hope it doesn’t because I don’t feel shy when I write. My shyness has gotten in my way a lot though. For example, I can’t put my work in galleries because I’d have to deal to directly with people to do that. Currently ..read more
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Less Than Perfect
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by Carol
9M ago
I found this small tree start under a bush when I was looking for photos to draw and noticed a bug had moved into its leaf. I took a picture just because I thought the leaf shape was interesting and went on with my photo hunt. Well, of course, the small tree sprout with a ..read more
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Withered Leaf
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by Carol
11M ago
This is another drawing from a photo taken last summer. It’s a picture of a withered leaf. The leaf was holding a seed pod. (See photo.) The seed pod kind of bugged me and I kept going back and forth about whether to edit it out or not. The real problem was that I doubted ..read more
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Three Leaves
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by Carol
1y ago
This is another composition that I found in a bunch of photos that I took over the summer. The lighting is a bit odd, and I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out. As a matter of fact, the photo I have is a little out of focus. I’m using Arches hotpress watercolor paper ..read more
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Leaves In Graphite Pencil
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by Carol
1y ago
Since we’re into winter and all of my beloved foliage is brown and wilted, I’m digging into old photos to find greenery to draw. I found this composition, so I guess it pays to take photos when your subject is bountiful. I’m drawing this on Arches hotpress watercolor paper and I’m using Mars Lumograph pencils ..read more
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Begonia With Mixed Textures
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by Carol
3y ago
Still in a winter hunger to gaze at flowers, I went to my over-wintering begonias for a subject this time. I decided to experiment and combine brush blended smooth hatching with un-brushed regular hatching in this drawing to emphasize the textures I saw. I’ve never done that to this degree before and I’m not delighted ..read more
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