Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Cactus Monday


My Cactus Monday offering. Micron pen with Prismacolor pencils.

4 comments:

Jenifleur-de-lis said...

Hi Alan,

Like your cactus and other drawings since the last time I've stopped by! I'd really like a set of those Neocolors too!

Also, I've tagged you on my latest blog entry. Feel free to play the tagging game if you like, but if you don't that is OK too :)

Lynn said...

Alan, I really enjoy your cactus drawings. Do you do them from life or from pictures?

Alan said...

They are mostly from memory and reference photos. I look at a number of books that have pictures of cactus in them. I recall when I had many in pots when I gardened in California, plus recollections of when I was stationed in the southwest with the Air force. I put the cactus in settings that are purely fictitious. For the most part they are the result of imagination.

clare said...

Hmm, Prickly little fella. I must have a try at these cacti one day soon. Not a lot of these around my neck of the woods, but as you say I can always use reference material. Btw, Oh I loved 'Rocky & Bullwinkle too!