Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Illustration Friday: Perennial

I decided to go with an edible perennial for this week's topic. Thyme is probably my favorite herb. I like it for it's culinary versatility and use it often when cooking. I especially like it with potatoes as it really eccentuates the flavor.
I wanted to experiment with this illustration a bit, using graphite, rather than ink over my watercolor washes. I like the subtlety that the medium gives compared to ink. I think I'll experiment more with using pencil with watercolors.
For those interested, I also included a still video of my illustrative process.






















video

7 comments:

Caatje said...

Beautiful.

viajero said...

precioso y sensible...

Alex said...

Lovely!

cjmartstudio said...

Unique!

nanke's stuff said...

Well done! I love thyme, too, and have a lot of it growing ... and growing ... and growing! I didn't realize when I planted it that it spreads like it does. I wouldn't mind if it replaced our whole lawn! No more mowing!! lol nancy

David R. Vallejo said...

Wow, thanks for all the nice comments.
Nancy - I was thinking about planting thyme since I read it requires little upkeep, perfect for those of us without a green thumb. Replacing the lawn is tempting too :)

Cathy Holtom said...

It smells lovely too!
I like the way you included the roots on the plant.