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Zantedeschia Aethiopica

1 Jul

….or the Arum Lily. I have a clump of them in my little wildlife pond in the garden and as it was such a glorious afternoon, I popped out and sketched for 10 minutes or so. I don’t like being out longer becaue I’m a gingery Celt and burn in the sun.

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I have been pasting pieces of ripped brown wrapping paper into my sketchbook, to break up the tyrrany of the white page. I drew the outline with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen, size F in sepia and worked up the layers of white with Winsor & Newton drawing ink and a dip pen. The background has a smudge of white conte crayon and each spadix coloured with W&N yellow drawing ink.

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