plant studies sketchbook

sargassumweed, creeping snowberry, water pennywort, whorled loosestrife, mermaid’s wineglass, interior live oak, ringed rock lichen, long-leaved sundew, destroying angel, snowdrop, scaly spleenwort, honey mushroom, flowering dogwood, purple poppy mallow, death cap, large-toothed aspen, european water clover, perennial sweet pea, grass flower, creeping wintergreen…

plant studies sketchbook

I’ve been filling a sketchbook with quick freehand (and sometimes highly inaccurate!) plant studies – chosen for the lovely, lilting sounds of their ‘common’ names as much as their appearance…

plant studies sketchbook

Dip pen and white FW acrylic ink on brown kraft paper, referenced from the Dover Books publication “Plants and Flowers” a wonderful resource for artists, crafters, designers etc. (as all Dover books are!)

Also, I urge you to have a look at the simple, beautiful, and seemingly very usable (i.e. as a field guide) plant studies in “Wayside and Woodland Blossoms” by Edward Step (1895), available in all its glory at the online Open Library