Variety in leaf forms

Leaf forms of common houseplants

Leaf forms of common houseplants

Ficus Benjamina

Ficus Benjamina – leaf

Chamaedrea leaf

Chamaedrea leaf

Dracena Marginata

Dracena Marginata -leaf

Leaf forms of common houseplants

Leaf forms of common houseplants

Some line drawings of leaves of some of my indoor plants.. got side tracked from the petunia again but I figured….it will happen when it has to happen…

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Petunia in graphite

Petunia in graphite

Petunia in graphite

Hi friends, this is a drawing I did yesterday in my new (yeah!) Stillman&Birn sketchbook. I had originally intended to make a nature study page of this beautiful petunia growing in our balkon (my flowers are attracting quite a few bees and insects I am happy to say) , with a stem, a few views of the flower etc., but it turned out as a tonal drawing and I didn’t have time for more. So, I am going to do that this week including a few in color. This drawing is done in FaberCastell 9000 pencils from grades 3H to 8B. The flower and leaves are pretty much in the medium value range with only the wilted flowers in the slightly darker range to add the punch to the drawing; lifted out a few highlights with a kneaded eraser.