A Monsterra not a monster:)
Sitting very quietly and focusing on one leaf at a time I draw the contours of this – one of my fave indoor plants – as an exercise in observation and modified contour drawing. It is very relaxing. Read all about this technique in Betty Edwards’s book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.I have this plant sprawling recklessly all out of one corner and across the front of my hearth. I can’t ever light the fire now but I don’t care.
I felt soothed and calm as I drew – it took over 20 minutes to draw the largest leaf.
This may become a painting at some point.
What would you like to concentrate on and draw slowly?
I fancy doing a large pine cone that I have on my windowsill next…