Saturday, October 28, 2017

I Drew a Sunflower


Lately my hands have been itchy to draw. The other evening it began with the desire to draw a sunflower. Instead of drawing an imaginary one, I got off the couch and went and plucked a wilted sunflower from a two-week bouquet in the kitchen. I checked out the flower's structure, counted its petals, and took a good long hard look at it.

I sketched a sunflower head with 32 petals (more or less, I lost count in the 20s), shaded in the petals with colored pencils, didn't like the result, and went searching for the crayons. Before I knew it the sunflower got a stem and leaves. . .and a setting!



12 comments:

  1. As far as I'm concerned, you couldn't go wrong making a picture of a sunflower -- pretty much my favorite flower. And your sweet picture would make anyone smile!!

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    1. Thank you, kindly, Sallie. There's still one sunflower standing tall in the yard. I'm waiting to see if the tiny blooms in its "armpits" will burst forth.

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  2. That's a happy picture Susie, it's lovely :)

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    1. Thanks, Eunice. I love how the picture evolved.

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  3. Oooooh! Very Happy Making. yippeee . . .

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    1. You know you've contributed to this happy making, G.

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  4. And a very cheery sunflower it is indeed. :D

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  5. Cheerful , that is what a sunflower reminds me of! You did a terrific job and I wish I had such talent. Very pretty.

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    1. I didn't think I could draw until well today. So, you don't know, it may be inside you, too.

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  6. This is so pretty with rich colours and a brightness that puts a smile on my face. Glad you are drawing so much

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    1. Cool! Last night I started cutting up old Christmas cards that we've received in the past. The Husband and I have big plans to create cards for this year. Your cardmaking, Birgit, has inspired me to move on this idea.

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)