In addition to keeping a sketchbook of images, a lot of times I use my camera for a photo book to get inspirations. Using these photos, I might make rubber stamp designs, drawings, paintings or fiber pieces.
One plant that caught my eye was this one with the pinkish buds. I forgot to write the name down, so next road trip I will have to remember and take notes.
I love the close up shot of this plant and thought it would make and interesting embroidery.
Since I seem to be doing more embroidery and encaustics, I decided to make some sketches of some of the other leaves and plants I might consider using in some future pieces.
Here are 2 line drawings that will make cool encaustic subjects for a group show I am doing in 2013.
I find it is easy to make quick line drawings and then go back and look at the photos if I need more details. I have to remind myself not to get caught up in the details when I am doing my sketches! I would be there for hours drawing one leaf or flower!