A natural thing

Is it natural to post your Illustration Friday submission on the following Thursday…?  Ah, well, it’s been busy here, and that’s the natural truth. I’ve been working on more botanical/nature subjects, so at least I had a few things ready for this week’s theme, “Natural.”

Sketchbook

These are studies — one watercolor, the other pen and ink — in my almost-finished Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook.  (I’m going to try the Zeta next, I think.  The paper’s 180# and smooth and gorgeous; I’m excited to try it out.)  And in another vein (and another sketchbook), here’s a more stylized ink and watercolor and colored pencil piece:

Irises 2013

Which reminds me — I ought to go water the garden!

 

 

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