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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

the Green Man Cometh... soon

I'm so excited because I'm actually working on another drawing. This will be my 3rd this year... I only managed to get 3 pieces done, in total, last year. So this is a good sign. AND this one is not a portrait, so I have a bit more leeway with it. I am finding though, that I have had to use my ruler to help me with keeping the leaves close to symmetrical. Apparently I'm much more free-flowing when I draw stuff to my left side. There are a few leaves that I want to be a little more complicated but now (since I've been working on this for over 3 hours and have erased the whole thing- twice) I've decided some of the background leaves can be really, really simple. My plan when this is finished is to make a copy of it and try working with some colour. I've probably got at least another hour and a half (plus?) of leaves to draw and then probably 3 more hours before I can even think about colour though.

Anyway, here is a sneak peek...please ignore all the ruler lines that are making me feel like a bit like I'm cheating. Hopefully I'll have the completed drawing up tomorrow.


  1. I love these kind of drawings that are like nothing you see out there...where your talent and persistence pays off by bringing something new and exciting into the world. I can't wait to see the finished drawing. Great job so far...and I love those leaves! I've been drawing leaves on women (the ones from my imagination) for a while now and they are my favorites. Check out my mural post when you have time. :)

    1. I actually saw your mural. She is gorgeous. I didn't really look hard enough to see that her hair was leaves. I just thought she had cool green hair. I just peeked again though and can totally see it. I love the leaves, so very lush looking. And I think I may have mentioned this on your blog before but I love how all the women you paint and draw have so much strength.

      I'm really happy working on this one. There is an artist in our community who incorporates nature into most of her paintings and I absolutely love her work. She has a Green Man too and I think I've wanted to make my own since I've seen hers. I'll include a link to her work when I post my completed picture.

  2. Looks like fun. A ruler is a tool like any other. I'm not even sure tracing or other forms of copying are necessarily cheating, maybe.

    Anyway - looks like a lot of fun - and difficult if you are keeping up the symmetry. I feel like I have so few original ideas so I love to see others'.


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