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April 2012

Sketching for Fun: the Hellebores

HelleboreAt the start of almost every drawing class I teach, the participants are force-fed a little contour drawing to warm up their eyes and hands to seeing and recording shapes. I think I'll always love the look of these drawings, especially if the hand is allowed to meander freely about the page as the eye stays essentially fixed upon the subject. In this drawing of my own, a collection of small vases (only one is visible here) hold stems of hellebores. The uppermost blossom cried out to be tinted with colored pencil, so that's what I did.