So I drew a Monsterra

A Monsterra not a monster:)

Drawing I did of my monsterra leaf - it took 20 minutes and I used the modified contour drawing technique
Drawing I did of my monsterra leaf – it took 20 minutes and I used the modified contour drawing technique

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.derwent-onyx-pencilsI 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 like colour, textiles, plants, lights and shiny things....the monsterra is visible too
I like colour, textiles, plants, lights and shiny things….the monsterra is visible too
Tools of the trade - artist
Some of my sketching gear

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…

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