Two objects shaded in two different ways – tiny lines and teeny tiny ellipses.
All of my early art training was done in charcoal and we created all the tones using one stick. So, the world of graphite is new to me where I can create differences in tone with harder or softer pencils. This is me getting to know my graphite!
This is a drawing of a Bougainvillea leaf – the shading is done with stippling or tiny dots created with the point of a pencil.
My first posting of the water birch leaf included the secondary veins. Continuing work on this line drawing of the leaf by adding the tertiary veins. Such an amazing network!
Note to self – specimens shrink as they dry.
My first leaf portrait – part of new adventure in botanical illustration! Poor leaf dried and curled up in the heat.
with learning to sharpen a pencil.