Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Colour from the Season - Crows garlic yellow

These are the summer colours of a wild garlic named Crow's garlic (Allium Vineale). I came across it at a friends house a few nights ago, and agreed in a mad moment to give up the drawing in exchange for the specimen. It wasn't so much the colour I was after (for a change) - but the head of it was so comical - I just fancied drawing it. I grow garlic every year so I'm also interested in it. Found in roadsides and field edges, every part of this wild garlic is edible I believe..!

first pencil and wash sketch

black ink drawing before it parted from my sketchbook!

my garlic crop this year!

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.