Friday, March 28, 2008

Come to my window ... (IF: Homage)

I love the form and shape of plants. I think this is what drew me to become a botanist. I've studied native Hawaiian plants for over 20 years now and yet, they still fascinate me. I guess that is why I've spent my life protecting them. Although this Syngonium is a common, non-native ornamental, and probably a bit invasive in its own right, I can appreciate its beauty. This is my homage to plants. This particular one grows just outside my window.

(And thanks again to Kate Rietz who always gives me great feedback).

26 comments:

Laura Zarrin said...

I love you drawings! The detail is amazing. I'm adding you to my google reader list.

Miz K said...

Beautiful - and I just love a Pigma Micron!

COBOL said...

Wow, this is a beautiful drawing

r.e.wolf said...

Absolutely awesome!

wagonized said...

Gosh, this is a stunning piece. Wow. Wow.
I like the song reference too!

Kate said...

Hey Joan, this turned out fantastic! Really nice. I love the patience you have to do this kind of work. Must be very therapeutic.

Thnx for the link.

Catalina said...

A wonderful Illustration!

Anne Leuck Feldhaus said...

this is great...i'm no botantist but i love painting leaves (putting them in paintings of course, not painting on them!)...there is something zen about it...

indigene said...

I love the details of this image, and how wonderful to look out one's window and this beauty to catch your gaze. You've done an amazing job capturing the essence of this plant!

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Eric said...

Very nice! I love the way you have handled the lines. Amazing detail.

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog.

Joan Y said...

Thanks so much Laura, Miz K, Cobol, Ryan, France, Kate, Catalina, Anne, Indigene, and Eric! I had fun with this one. I do garner inspiration from plants. They are beautiful in their own right and much more complicated than anything a human could ever build. :)

France ... heh, you are in the know. :)

Kate ... your ability to see beyond what I do is always an inspiration. Thanks.

rizal said...

This is great. I love the great details. :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I undertand you, plants always give us a lot of ENERGY!

Bee said...

The detail in this piece is just amazing! Your drawings are wonderful. And what a great homage :)

estherc said...

wow, great pen work, looks beatiful.

drb said...

Yep turned out great.

And I recognize the lyric from the lady on the back of the door.

Sharon said...

I'm always intimidated by complex foliage. You handled this beautifully!

Tracy said...

this is beautiful and the kind of drawing that makes me wanna go draw :-)

Amy said...

WOW! You have a beautiful blog here! Fantastic drawings -- your love of plants really comes through in this drawing. Thanks for visiting my blog!

lucrezia said...

Really lovely piece of work-

tusen said...

beautiful. I love the detail and the contrast between the leaves and the background - it feels as if they were coming out of the picture.

Serena said...

WOW! This is beautiful, Joan.

Genine said...

Joan , this is absolutely amazing. AMAZING!! i can spend an hour looking into this.

steve said...

Wowza! This is pretty spectacular, and seeing the progress is a treat too. Nice Joan!

Bobo Cat said...

Fabulous. I like how you handle the details, the shades and lights.

Hug Mamo.

Joan Y said...

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving me comments that have all made me smile.

DRB ... :) Yup!

Bobo Cat ... I know how much you love your cat too. I am Mamo's slave too. Thanks!