Iris studies


These are some studies that I did of a beautiful iris plant this summer. I was trying to work on the form of the leaf and bud and also played around with some detailed studies of the petals.

I wanted to see what I could do with colored pencil as well as some ink.

4 thoughts on “Iris studies

  1. Really nice work on the leaf especially. REALLY nice. I’m going to have to try this, just doing one leaf from a plant (now if I can just get one out of the garden without my husband suing for divorce 🙂 ).

  2. Thanks! It’s great to try just doing one part of a plant. I sometimes try to do too much at once, and nothing turns out quite like I want. Focusing on one section of a plant (leaf or petal, etc.) can really help.

  3. very nice and neat looking Carol, I like that you tried 3 different approaches (mediums) with the same petal on the same drawing. It really makes the differences stand out! congrats on starting your blog!

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