The non-portrait

I know, I know… this is not a portrait, but I spent so much time drawing this today in my sketchbooking class that I wanted to share it. I have no idea what it is called… I think it is one of those maple seeds that has decayed a little. I used to call them “helicopters” when I was a kid because of the way they would spin when they would fall from the branches above. I used a limited amount of colored pencils and utilized a new technique using a magic eraser to pull up the white areas. I found that it was so completely zen-like to draw this… there was no pressure to make it just so… to achieve a likeness. I really became absorbed in all the tiny details of this little seed. I would like to make more of these nature drawings and you may be seeing more soon.


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