Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hydrangea and one apple ~ Sigrid Frensen

Ok, I know, I'm a bad blogger, sorry for that. But to make it up here's an update. I was so busy these last few weeks to get my Hydrangea finished in time. And guess what... it's FINISHED!!!!! Yay for me :) I sent it to the National Herbarium this week and it went straight to the photographer from there. It will be photographed for the flyer and catalogue or something. Anyway, I managed to scan the big drawing (in 4 parts) and after merging the scans together, here's the result of all the hard labour:

Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'

I was so relieved when the drawing was gone I just had to do something fun and easy. So I bought a very nice red apple. Yesterday I sat down and in one afternoon (ok, and part of the evening) I finished the "Braeburn Apple" with coloured pencils. It was so good to do something with a simple shape and such rich, deep colours.

Braeburn Apple

Don't know what I'll do now. Maybe I'll add one or two apples to that first one. It seems a bit lonely on the paper. And doing it was great fun, really....
On the other hand I'd love to do something with my watercolours again too. But whatever it will be, it's going to be small and fun :)


  1. Sigrid, it was worth the wait! That is glorious...

    And so is your braeburn, my favorite type of apple!

  2. This is so gorgeous! And I remember your earlier stages - it's great to see the stunning finished product.

    And the apple looks like you could take a bite out of it :) Wonderful!

  3. WOW! Fantastic illustrations, beautiful!

  4. Wow... both pages are stimply stunning! Both the hydrangeas and the apple look so real that it seems that I could reach out and touch them. Great!!

  5. Beautiful, Sigrid!!! Absolutely stunning. And, the apple..... Claire is right. It begs to be picked out of my screen. I've never seen colored pencils with such rich colors.


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