Monday, 14 March 2011

Drawing nature in winter


During the winter months theres not much to draw out there,but lichens make a fascinating subject. They are made up of an algae and a fungi in a symbiotic relationship;the algae provides the food by photosynthesis and the fungi gives protection against the elements.


A magnifying glass is needed to get close up on the detail. They are good to draw in all medias especially pen and graphite pencil.



2 comments:

  1. Love the name of your blog Claire, and I look forward to follow and discover your new work throughout the coming seasons. So nice to see your lichen branch at the top of the page in a larger size - it's so beautiful!

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