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.


  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!