- your journal or some index cards
- pencil and/or pen
- colored pencils or watercolors
Most of the time I grab my camera when I want pictures. But last week I wanted to slow down and get to know my subject more fully. When I draw flowers - or bugs, lichens, feathers - I look at them in a different way. And when I take the time to color them in, I begin to notice even more details!
What sorts of things do you discover when you take time to draw "photos"?
I used water-colored pencils for bee balm (so I could use a finger and spit to smear the pencil to look like watercolor paints). I used regular colored pencils for the purple coneflower.