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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunflowers follow the sun

sunflower drawing by Pam Coulter

Yesterday, I settled down to draw a sunflower.

On smooth Bristol, I worked with 2B pencil, first outlining each part and petal, then shading. Finally, I darkened the middle area and several of the leaves with 8B pencil. In the process, I discovered an interesting thing. Sunflowers really do react to the sun, even when cut. My little sunflower looked quite different at the end of the drawing session. Sorry I can't show you the change here, but I didn't photograph it. To me, this is one of the awe-inspiring things about life -- it moves!

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