Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sydney Botanical Gardens

A branch whose shape caught my eye
A Queensland Bottle Tree
Sydney harbour
I decided to visit the Botanic gardens and have a picnic with baby Messyfish. I did these quick ones, leaning on top of the pram. Baby Messyfish was happy looking around, and could not see that I was drawing. He did notice if I stopped pushing for too long, hence the very quick sketches. I added the colour after he went to sleep later in the evening.

15 comments:

soulbrush said...

what terrific sketches. love the sydney bridge.

Teri C said...

Good for you to take those few minutes and use them to enchant us with those wonderful sketches!! The bottle tree is amazing.

yoon see said...

Well done and great job!
Yeah you manage thru during the interval. I know how you feel and I had bben there, how I wish I should had sketches these when I was there:)

melanielee said...

Yeah good for you!!! to go on your artist adventure with lil Messyfish' before you know it he'll be doing his own drawing and you'll have more peace and time to sit and sketch, hims needs his own kiddy art supplies, soon as he can hold a crayon and realize it dosent taste good, he can dooooooooodle.
I LOVE THIS STYLE!

messyfish said...

Hi mel, he thinks that the pastels taste good, and just munches them up. I guess we are not there yet! but soon......

Julie said...

I think Baby Messyfish aides you in finding cool images to sketch!!!

Stapeliad said...

These sketches are gorgeous!!!!

Stapeliad said...

Thanks for stopping by! I don't know if the museum carries that particular book in the online store, but you could check. :)

http://www.metmuseum.org/store/st_category_browser.asp/categoryID/%7BE257A5FC-EDD5-11D2-9C16-00104B6AC573%7D/FromPage/catBooks

Stapeliad said...

Amazon has it.

http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Flower-Book-Celia-Fisher/dp/0712349456/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235256836&sr=8-7

Bella Sinclair said...

You sneaked these in during your walk? Wow, really great! Sometimes I think when we know we have to capture something, and we know we only have a few minutes to do so, the image is even more wondrous. Just the essence, ma'am, just the essence. These are beautiful!

messyfish said...

thanks everyone for your lovely comments! its so nice to be encouraged!

Flying Colors said...

I see bridges in every single one of these drawings!

Well branches can be great bridges for the critters and us as well :)

Wonderful renderings, great fluidity....
Thanks for your wonderful support :-)

marianne said...

Wonderful sketches!!!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Serena said...

Great sketches....bottle trees are my FAVOURITE type of tree ~ :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun visit and what a good illustration. I took photos of several trees while on vacation. I am going to illustrate them. I couldn't have made up their unusual shapes. I love trees.