Fading, slowly

A bunch of cheery tulips in February is always a welcome pick-me-up in the depths of an Ontario winter. And as they slowly fade, they become ever more interesting to draw.

I started with the jug of flowers, then the individual portraits as the flowers started their decline. Thanks to the course Botanical Sketchbooking: A Meditative Approach by Lapin (on Domestika) I have learned to slow down, observe carefully, not worry about “mistakes”, and draw directly with ink. I’ve also started incorporating colour pencil and a white gel pen, à la Lapin. It makes for a relaxing, and exhilarating, experience.