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24 September 2006 @ 02:19 pm
Flowers, Painting, and Aliens  
It's been a while since I've inflicted my art on you guys (for which I'm sure you're profoundly grateful ^_~), and I might even delete this entry, since I keep changing my mind as to whether or not these two pictures are fit to be seen. When I first started drawing (way back in the Jurassic era*), I worked only in watercolors. I'm not sure why I chose that media-- I was passable at it, but I've since found that I work better with dry materials like marker and colored pencil. The other day, however, I discovered a new product at the local art store. Watercolor pens-- ie, the paint is up inside the pen, and you just dip it in water to dillute it. I couldn't help myself; I bought four. I had some watercolor pencils at home, so I used those as well. These are the results. Just paintings of flowers, really, which seems so boring, but the current method I use for drawing people really wouldn't transfer. And I wanted a quick experiment:

Bleeding Hearts-- (aka dicentra spectabillis) The two biggest blossoms turned out nicely. I'm not thrilled with the background.

Wildflower Bouquet-- (alpine snowbells, snow buttercups, round-lobed heptica, violets, and erect trilliums**) I'm much more pleased with this one, even though it seems so typical. *sigh* Alpine snowbells are not blue, but I took some liberties. *hand-wavey*

I don't have much else to show for the weekend, aside from the fact I'm now on page 383 of The Tommyknockers. The book is *so* much better than the movie, probably because Traci Lords is not heaving her bossoms about in a postal worker's uniform. Thank god for small mercies. ^_~

*Seriously, I was in eighth grade, and so, so bad at it. And so emo. Lots of girls lying on top of gravestones and people bleeding all over the place. X_x;;; No wonder my mother forbade me from taking my sketchbook to school.
**'Erect Trilliums' sound really perverted. ^^; Bad Meredith, no cookie.
Emotional Temperature: irritatedirritated
The Band Plays:: "All At Once"-- by The Fray
gamesiplaygamesiplay on September 24th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really like them! Especially the texture that the medium gives them. You're always welcome to "inflict" your art on me. :)

(Also, as soon as I read "erect trilliums," my mind went to that place, too.)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: boomer1garnettrees on September 25th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Wtaercolor definitely gives things a different texture-- the paper has to be much more heavy and rough in order not to curl. I'm so glad you noticed! ^_^ I was afraid it wouldn't come across in the scans.

You're always welcome to "inflict" your art on me. :)
*blushes* You're an absolute angel.

(Also, as soon as I read "erect trilliums," my mind went to that place, too.)
So, what you're saying is that I'm messed up, but I'm not alone? ^_~

Amberminttown1 on September 24th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
I love bleeding hearts.
These pictures are both so, so pretty.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: katiegarnettrees on September 25th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
I love bleeding hearts.
They're so perfectly unusual, and they definitely deserve their name. ^_^

I'm so glad you liked the pictures!
Nebula: faith heartauthoressnebula on September 25th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
They look beautiful! You do awesome work sweetie. I especially loved the bleeding hearts one; they're a favorite flower of mine. ^_^

(And it does sound perverted; you can't help it! *gives you a cookie*)