Monday, July 30, 2012
Lindsay Nohl: We want a Pitcher (plant)
I spent about two last night coloring, drawing, working and swearing over this one -- then I scrapped it. Pitcher plants are weird. They kind of look like snakes, a little bit like those tooting pipes (anyone know what I'm talking about?) in old Mickey Mouse Cartoons, and sort of creepy.
Here she is in her full glory!
My second attempt at this pattern went a lot better and I tried a technique I haven't used in patterns for a while. I have this really nice brush pen that I used on a rather bumpy piece of drawing paper. The effect was a little dry-brushy and looked a lot more rough than I usually draw. I like it.
AAAAnd a closeup!
Even though these plants are pretty wild, I think the final came out pretty peaceful looking. I chose the green type of pitcher plant and I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else does this one! It was hard!
The Scan of my ink drawing! Unedited!