Friday, April 20, 2007

Moleskine Magnolias

I thought, for sure, the magnolia flowers would have been decimated by the heavy rains – but they’re still blooming! I sketched the flowers, and then transferred them to my moleskine for inking. (Drawing directly in the moleskine does not work for me because I erase too much and that ruins the paper’s finish.) I wanted to emphasize the negative spaces between the petals so I colored in the background with a Staedtler dual tipped marker. I was in an orangey mood…
It was a gorgeous day today, sunny with temperatures in the low 70s. Spring, at last!

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