Ok, I know it is not a sketch but this is the model of yesterday’s sketch. I did this in under an hour using SketchUp for a speed modeling challenge. I hope Leo allows this post but I understand if it not.
latest updates: dragonfly
A quick sketch on my workplace grid pad. I plan on modeling a variation of this in 3D for a speed modeling challenge
Dragonfly – Acrylic/Ink in a small Watercolour Moleskine
Continuing with different transparent background washes of acrylic paint.
There are many different types of dragonflies in the UK. Related to these are the Damselflies,Mayflies, Stoneflies and Lacewings. Insects, such as Lacewings are to be encouraged in the garden as they feed on many different types of aphids. Insect boxes or insect refuges made from piles of drinking straws, are a good way to allow them to overwinter in out of the way corners. The drawing shown is a “Hawker” which gets its name from its habit of hovering, like a hawk, about a specific piece of territory. This one is a “Blue Aeshna” which has a wingspan of just over three inches and is only found in Scotland. They, typically, live near stretches of water – there are many, at this time of year near Linlithgow Loch next to the palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born. I wonder if she marvelled at the beauty of these alarming looking, but completely harmless creatures? The biggest UK dragonfly is the “Emperor” whose wings span over four inches. They are fascinating things to watch and can startle the unwary with the noise from their four wings.
Looking for my wings.
I want a dragonfly tattoo, and I need it to be something very special. I’m not a “tattoo woman”, but there have been a lot of changes in my life in the last year, and I want something that remembers me who I am and how much I’ve changed, and how important this changes are.
So, I want a dragonfly tattoo at my right shoulder.
I don’t know if it sounds very logical.
But I’m not a very logical woman…
Well… Do you like my wings?
I think I like the ones at the top right. What do you think?
(They are based on native american designs, slightly similar to the ones I saw last summer in Canada’s West Coast)
The Panama City skyline as seen from the anchorage, plus the wings of a dead dragonfly we found in a marina cafe. I think I glued them on upside down.
Circle in the water.
“Bright circle will appear
In smoothest water flow -
Just wings of dragonfly…”
Sketchbooke ‘skine. Watercolor, pencils.