Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sketching an Amaryllis As It Grows

A few weeks ago I purchased two amaryllis bulbs.  They were packaged in their own pots.  I opened and planted both on the same day.  One started growing a stalk almost immediately, and I did a couple of sketches of it.  In fact, it started growing two stalks, and one of them is starting to open into the flower.  I was expecting a red and white one, from the picture on the box, but it seems to be more pink.  I did a few sketches of it in various sized sketchbooks.  The other didn't show anything until a couple of days ago.  Then I saw a leaf poke it's way through, and then a bud appeared.  I decided to sketch both plants together, which required a tall, narrow format.  This is in my Handbook Journal done with my new Preppy pen.

1 comment:

  1. Love the sketch showing both of them growing! Mine still hasn't done anything.