Saturday, 24 November 2007

EDM challenge # 15 - Draw some leaves

The Every Day Matters challenge #15 was to draw a tree, trees, branches or leaves.

These leaves belong to one of my succulents - Desert Rose - which my Mum gave to me some time ago. The Botanical name is - Adenium Obesum. I love the shiny, waxy look to the leaves and its flowers are a beautiful pink.
Graphite in A5 sketchbook - © Serena Lewis
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27 comments:

  1. soft and lovely = beautifully detailed.

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  2. Really pretty Serena - The detail is amazing, and the way you captured the highlights - just lovely.

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  3. These leaves are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  4. Love it!! Nice pencil work.

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  5. Thanks everyone for the nice comments ~ :)

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  6. Just lovely pencil drawings! The leaves and the whale are both beautifully done.

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  7. You captured their shiny leaves perfectly! A beautiful sketch!

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  8. Thank you Serena for your comment in my blog. I´m an forest lover and the animals too.
    Your pics are nice and beautiful.
    Thanks

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  9. Wow, Serena, that's wonderful! You really captured the glossy look of the leaves.

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  10. You are a great animal lover. I have a dog too and I don´t forget What the dogs are for the humans.
    In my blog I have three links for save the (Galgos?). In Spain the galgo are used for the hunt and these dogs before are abandoned and killed.In these links you can see some of these dogs what they are waiting a family. They are good Knowing. Bye Serena

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  11. Thanks, Kathy ~ :)

    Thank you, Lynn ~ :)

    Thanks Jou and I really like your blog too. I will check out the links you mentioned as I am interested in finding out more. Like you, I hate to see animals mistreated. Thanks for stopping by ~ :)

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  12. This is so lovely. The leaves look so graceful and even in graphite there is beautiful light in the drawing.

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  13. Whoa, this is incredible! I loooove graphite ... and botanicals! You nailed this one Serena. It's beautiful!

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  14. Thank you, Joan.....that means a lot coming from a Botanist ~ :)

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  15. Lovely work as usual, Serena :)

    *It occurs to me that I never thought succulent's leaves as leaves. I guess because they're plump and juicy, unlike the regular leaves that are flat and dry.

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  16. You'd be so awesome as a botanical illustrator!!

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  17. nicely drawn! I had one of these once but it never bloomed...must be pretty.

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  18. Thanks, Luci. This particular succulent has fairly normal leaves, not plump and juicy like most succulents.

    Thanks, Jessica.....what a lovely thing to say. Botany was something I had a huge interest in as a child.

    Thanks, Bec. This one hasn't bloomed yet either but my Mum's one (the parent to mine) looks absolutely stunning in bloom. I sure hope mine blooms when it matures a little more.

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  19. I thought I had commented on this but I haven't. Awesome rendering as it is so life like though in graphite. Quite a feat!

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  20. Thanks, Boyd....your comments are always appreciated ~ :)

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  21. WOW...this is very inspiring! I may need to get out my colored pencils and give it a try...anything!!!

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  22. Beautiful drawing of 'Desert Rose' Serena! Also, I really admire what you are doing for animals in need. Your artwork and what you are doing for wildlife and domestic animals is inspiring.

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  23. Thanks, Roshanda ~ :)

    Thanks, Julie ~ :) I think it would be a great idea for you to draw some of your succulents. Go for it!

    Thanks, d. prizzi ~ :) I hope to inspire other's to help the plight of animals in some way or another.

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  24. Gorgeous! You really captured the fullness of the leaves. So beautifully done.

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