Monday, November 5, 2007

Fern fiddlehead

I spent the day botanizing with friends in the wet forest on the north part of the island. I forgot how fun it is to take the time to appreciate the incredible flora we have here. This is a little pencil sketch of a fern fiddlehead that I saw today. It reminded me of an alien.

17 comments:

Kate said...

Yes, like the head of an alien! It's strange for me to see the date on your drawing and know that there are things like this growing and thriving in Hawaii.....it is cold and blustery in Chicago and feels like winter already!

Very nice sketch, Joan!! You are so talented!

r.e.wolf said...

Where I grew up (Maine) fiddleheads are a local delicacy, steamed like any other green. *shudder* Aside from that, however, WOW! What a great drawing!

drb said...

You definitely should do more of these!

enigma said...

wow, your sketches are great! you have great eyes for details (maybe it's a requirement as a botanist..?). my favorite is the child drawing below. that's awesome.

Teri C said...

Botanizing becomes you! This is just awesome!!

Serena said...

Wonderful job, Joan!!! Great detail and depth ~ :)

Kalihi Kelli said...

Joanie, love the fiddlehead - ho'io drawing. I registered for a blogger account because I like this one so much. Ho'io farming is up and coming. LOL
future ho'io farmer, kel

Joan Y said...

Thanks Kate, Ryan, D, Ella, Teri, Serena, and Kel! You are all awesome artists to your encouragement means so much! Thank you! *muah!*

Tracy said...

i have never seen a fiddlehead and now i wish they grew around here (if they do, i've never seen one!) so unusual and such a wonderful subject. reminds me of shells - such a beautiful drawing.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow. Totally beautiful drawing.

karen blados said...

That's just cool! Makes me think of a walking stick a shaman would have. Looks like a carved piece of wood.

steve said...

Fantastic drawing Joan. It's great how you connect science with nature and art, and in this case, science fiction possibly (I'd be curious to see you render this as an alien life form)!

mrana said...

Oh wow Jo, that's absolutely amazing! What detail ... I'm speechless! Off to Flickr to fave it!

Ann said...

Amazing drawing! Just beautiful.
Ann

Chelsie said...

it does look like an alien!!

thats really cool!

brian nelson said...

Fantastic! I love it!

Anonymous said...

May I use your fiddlehead sketch to show a company making an impression of one? Catherine