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Monday, April 24, 2006

Nature Walk



Posted by Picasa This week's challenge for the Everyday Matters group is to go on a nature walk* and draw the things you find and pick up. This was an easy one to do and a hard one to stop on! I did the above page yesterday, and couldn't resist this little feather today. I always was one of those who had feathers and rocks and shells sitting on the windowsills -- my favorite 3-D art!

*all from my back yard, which is pretty woodsy!

(technical bit: 0.05 Staedtler pigment liner and colored pencil in Moleskine sketchbook)

19 comments:

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Pages like this are great. Makes you realize what you pass by every day without paying enough attention. Love the white bleedingheart.

Lin said...

AWESOME, Linda -- truly glorious! Those iris and feather -- all of it -- so beautifully shaded and lined -- exquisite!

Sioux said...

That is just too cool. Great job!

Karen said...

Beautiful, Linda - those irises are just exquisite

Anna said...

Beautiful work Linda! The bleeding heart looks completely life-like.

Teri C said...

Beautiful Linda! Everything looks so wonderful!

I am trying to catch up with everything and it is SO good to see such beautiful art again! I have missed it!

Laura said...

Your drawings are getting more magical by the nanosecond. You've found a lovely, strong way with lines and tones and composition. I'm really impressed.

Penny said...

These drawings are lovely! The iris are fantastic -- even with no color! I love the maple seedwing!

zephyr said...

these are exquisite,
i was going to say the acorn cap was my favorite,
but then there is the seed pod thingy and hickory nut and the iris...and...they are all wonderful.
it, too have shells, rocks and feathers on window sills...i'm afraid they are in every rooom

mw said...

Your ink detail is fantastic. The texture leaps off the page.

starrgirl's world said...

love these drawings and they do make you realize how much beauty is all around us. Your linework is wonderful. Oh - and congrats on being featured on Moleskinerie. I loved that drawing!

Terri said...

Wonderful. Your attention to detail is superb. :o)

janey said...

That feather is so sweet. You should draw a page of feathers.

Lindsay said...

These are beautiful. I have bleeding hearts in my garden too!

Hashi said...

You have captured the beauty and delicacy so well. Truly lovely!

Robyn said...

Very impressive entry.

Cheers,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

Karen said...

These are wonderful. I especially love the iris and the feather. I am sometimes envious that you have such a woodsy backyard. I look forward to some pointers and lessons from you this summer.
BS Karen

Jen said...

Your irises are phenomenal! Well done.

Tami said...

These are beautiful! My Iris haven't started blooming yet, I am impatiently waiting...I tried drawing them a year ago and gave up, too complicated...