Fuchsias

One of my brothers gave me two beautiful books on illustration for Christmas (The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration edited by Martin Dawber and The Picture Book edited by Angus Hyland). The former features a drawing called ‘Cornucopia’ by a French illustrator by the name of Lotie. Her website is a joy – take a look here and see what I mean http://www.lotie.com/

I had to take a magnifying glass to a small section of the drawing to see how it had been done so delicately. I attempted a little snippet of it – nowhere near as lovely as the real thing – but a lesson in patience and precision. Very inspiring. Reminded me of a quote by the Buddha: ‘If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.’

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s