Continuing the series of drawings that are based on flowers, this one was inspired by a pot of tiny purple orchids growing outside my back door. As with the others, once I had done my initial base drawing reality went out of the window, and the marks took the lead for the continuing development of the drawing. I have called it ‘Growing Wild’ as that is what it seems to be doing.
The marks are becoming bolder and more free, but still with some fine detail in places. I have used a limited palette of colours, in the main purples and greens, with occasional pops of a bright raspberry pink, or yellow. The overall image is – I think – clearly flowers, yet when you look closely there are suggestions of small animals, birds and unknown creatures.
This drawing is large, 94 x 64 cm, on yupo synthetic paper, using Liquid Pencil for the base drawing, then drawn into with Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils.
Below are some detail images, some of them showing the work in progress.