I have recently just finished a pen & ink drawing of a Waratah – Telopia speciosissima. Waratahs are a favourite wildflower of mine especially as I grew up in Sydney & remember the thrill of coming across one unexpectedly when I was roaming around in the bushland near my childhood home.
I use a fine 0.25 Rotring pen to ink in the drawing with many tiny dots – you could say I was quite ‘dotty’ in the process! It can be a quite meditative practice just slowly building up the depth of the drawing with dots & it has been lovely to come back to a pen & ink drawing.
This is a short video from my Instagram showing the process.
All my linocut designs start as drawings so I am always drawing wildflowers! for the linocuts I then develop them into designs that can be carved.
This is the final result of my latest Waratah pen & ink drawing.
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