|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!