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Barbary Fig Drawing with Aquarelles


I realised today I only had a couple of hours, so no long labour of love was possible. So it seemed a good moment to mess about. To scribble in colour and enjoy it. The Barbary Fig is a willing subject, large sections of it collapse to the ground regularly. So although I felt a little guilty depriving the bees, as I gingerly negotiated prickles to snap sections from the main, I know that this cactus is designed to fall apart, and start anew from the ground. (So don’t stand underneath a heavily laiden tree for too long!).
I enjoyed the spikes, the green and the bright yellow and red. Sumptuous, succulent and violent at once.
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Broken off the tree outside

 

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Found vertebra, Drawing, Pencil on Paper.

Not sure this is finished but I will stop for now. I found this bone exciting, the holes especially thrilling, and hard to draw. One more bone I reckon and then I shall move on….

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Sketch Book Drawing

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Stage One of Drawing

 

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Stage Two of Drawing

 

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Stage Three nearly finished

My lesson learned last night is not to ask the children what they think. Is it a tiger mummy?…..

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Stage One of Drawing

 

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Stage Two of Drawing

 

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Stage Three of Drawing

 

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Stage Four of Drawing

 

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Stage Five Finished Drawing for today, with my stripey socks in shot!