Orchid for #WorldWatercolorMonth

Miltonia orchid
Miltonia – 5×7 – Daniel Smith watercolors on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico hot pressed extra white

Already bending the rules a little, this is a watercolor sketch done near the end of June – but posted in July!

One of the main goals of watercolor month is to raise awareness of the need for art education and supplies for students through the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. I’ve put this link in my sidebar so you can check that out too.

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The Yearling

I was looking for a piece of paper a couple of days ago and found this charcoal drawing tucked into the pad. It was done as an exercise, following the contest guidelines for a contest that I didn’t enter.  It’s fairly large for this type of thing and would make a good double page spread. The idea was to illustrate a part of “The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, that hadn’t been done before – in black and white. This is from a section of the book that talks about the boy, Jody, his father and dog watching twin bear cubs playing in the trees. I’m very familiar with these tall and skinny pine trees in Florida, so I thought I could capture the scene.

the yearling - charcoal
the yearling – charcoal