Sunday, January 09, 2011

Cactus Monday

 I love these cactus. My last one died, and along with it, the slow death of my participation in "cactus monday" at Teri's Painted Daisy's. I've been looking to get a new one, and was so excited when I saw one at the nursery when visiting with my mum. So it looks like I may just keep my commitment to cactus monday after all, now I have a muse again!
This is also my entry for illustration friday's challenge this week of "Deja-vu". Because, I cant seem to illustrate that concept, but drawing one of these cactus's is most definitely something I've done before!
I did this as quickly as I could. It took about an hour using prismacolor pencils.


Mindful Drawing said...

We have this lantern cactus at home and it has such a bright colour. Your drawing of it is exactly like it is: with its babies and strange shape.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, this is marvelous. It looks like a photograph. Happy CM.

Serena said...


Julie said...

It makes me think of a bandana for some reason! It looks so are wonderful at teenie details...amazing really!!! I will post my CM drawing in the morning, but come see the cute felt creations daughter and I made today!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Perfectly Pretty! xx

Jack Foster said...

Very nice Messy! Love the detail in the blossom and the colors! Splendid rendering!

Teri C said...

So good to see this Messyfish. I spotted it on Flickr and just love how you did this.


Marshmallow Beanie said...

Good one! Love the colours.

No scanner yet ;-(


Caroline said...

Super illustration!