White Orchid :: Orchidée blanche

Getting back into painting with this white orchid Taisuco Kockdian “Yukimai” that I have at home. These are the easiest orchids to keep and with a good bed filled with rocks and water, they will last forever. I drew this with a very fine fountain pen named Platinum Carbon Pen (JetPens) with some black Carbon Ink (which is waterproof). I drew this in the Small Moleskine Sketchbook which has a glaze on it that makes the ink glide on the paper. I tried a different crosshatching technique today… a series of very short hatches instead of long ones.

Un dessin d’une orchidée blanche Taisuco Kockdian “Yukimai” que j’ai chez moi… c’est des plantes qui vont durer des années si l’on met des roches et de l’eau sous le pot.  J’ai dessiné avec une plume fontaine Platinum Carbon Pen (JetPens) avec de l’encre noire Carbon Ink (imperméable). J’ai dessiné dans le Small Moleskine Sketchbook qui a un fini de glaise qui fait que l’encre glisse sur le papier — super! J’ai essayé une autre technique de hachures qui consiste en de courts traits répétés.

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to White Orchid :: Orchidée blanche

  1. Jane says:

    Hi Shari — thank you for the comment. You are right, orchids are fantastic to draw as they are so transparent that we can see behind them and they have long fluid lines… they must make wonderful watercolour models –)

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  2. I love your drawing Jane. Aren’t orchids fun to draw?

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