Thursday, March 24, 2011

Illustration Fri. - 'cultivate'


"inspire purple and white" moleskine - watercolor, pen, color pencil

Under the wire [really] for IF's word this week 'cultivate'! This was a last minute-in-between-other-things sketch. I've always loved these flowers and recently bought some here in Texas, they used to just pop up (or 'jump-up' as they're known to do in certain areas of the country) I pressed quite a few when we lived in Michigan - my daughter loved their little faces :> Anyhow the pot in this is totally wonky and the leaves didn't get my full attention but so glad I finally opened up one of the moleskines I got for Christmas.

Which brings me to a quick mention/question: I don't know if any of you moleskine users have noticed recently but this new one didn't take watercolor well at all (in the past it would 'bead' up and be workable for a bit). It's been over a year or so since I've worked in a new moleskine and I haven't changed my brand of w/c, it's still W&N - so wondering if they started cheaping out on the quality or thickness of the paper - just sayin'....

Anyhow, I've been immersed in 'The Artist's Way' that I mentioned in my last post and hope to visit everyone in blogland very soon. Until then, much creativity to you all...

4 comments:

Vanessa K. Eccles said...

Beautiful and just in time for Spring.

Canna_W said...

So pretty....

Jamie Ferraioli said...

pretty colors! I love the little info box too.

Vanessa K. Eccles said...

Hey Laura! I passed a blogger award to you. You can pick it up at my blog.

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