Drawing Seeds or Pods

drawing of seedpodsThese Hakea seed pods grow looking like strange knobbly bulbs , then they harden up and become like wood. Each pod is about an inch or the same length from the top knuckle of my thumb to the tip.  On hot summer nights they explode open making a cracking sound. If you are in a valley in the bushland the crack can echo scarily as they can sound like a gun. Once the seed pods are open they have two wing like shapes that make them an interesting thing to draw.

I used watercolour paints, and pitt pens in a Strathmore mixed media journal. As usual click on the image to see a larger version

This drawing is part of the  AJW Sketchbook challenge is run by Palma of A Creative Journey . Palma proposes a daily prompt throughout January which is shared in the Artist Journal Workshop Facebook group this is my effort for day 6 which reads seeds or pods

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3 Responses to Drawing Seeds or Pods

  1. SandyB says:

    Those hakia pods are amazing aren’t they? We have them in our garden and if the pods are green when the dry output the seeds.
    You art issue wonderful. I love to see what you have done.
    Happy 2015

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