Sunday, November 1, 2009

Swamp or Narrowleaf Sunflower

SwampSunflower
Last week, I finally found a semi-quiet road where I could pull over to stop and quickly pick a stem of these sunflowers. The top flowers started to wilt the next day! Guess they don't like tap water!

I used Derwent pastel pencils that I've had for years but never realized they are water soluble!!!!! I like the painterly effect. I did the calligraphic type with traditional watercolors using a rigger brush. The rest of the body copy was written with a Micron 005 pen. 

3 comments:

  1. Lovely sketch Pam. Am also going to try putting more script into my sketches, if you don't mind! Regards

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  2. Thanks Marie! Do try adding calligraphy. For me it's all part of the therapeutic process. Of course my practice script seems to turn out better than when I apply it to the page - just like golf..... great on the practice range then ever so challenged on the course!

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  3. Beautiful page - those Derwents worked out great! I am a bit "script challenged" but enjoy the interaction of words and images once they finally get together. I love your pages.

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