I was commissioned early in the year to do a couple of botanical drawings of iconic South African plants; Aloes and Proteas.
Aways happy to create artworks for someone, it is somehow more special knowing the client personally and where they are going.
The brief was to create 6 artworks, 3 Aloe drawings and 3 Protea drawings in pencils or charcoal. I was given freedom in most aspects. I chose to rather stick with what I knew best: pencils as I can create detailed work.
The Aloe pieces were done in colour, two of them were in colour pencils and the third one I decided to mix watercolour pencil and pencils.
The Protea works were all done in pencils. Two of the proteas were handpicked in the mountains and drawn from real life. I don’t usually work from still life flowers, something I am attempting to do more of.
These artworks were all created during our national lockdown, in a time of uncertainty I am so grateful I was able to focus on drawing these beauties and forget the world outside for a few moments.
For any commissioned work please feel free to contact me with any ideas you may have.