Thursday, July 27, 2017

Colored pencil: Dragonflies

Here are two colored pencil works derived from photos. These were my first drawings of dragonflies, and my first attempt at partially transparent wings.

Colored pencil dragonfly
Colored pencil dragonfly. From photo at Santa Ysabel, California on June 16, 2017. Greg Gillson.
I'm not positive of the species. The first appears to be a skimmer, perhaps Common Whitetail. The second dragonfly is possibly some kind of meadowhawk.

Colored pencil dragonfly
Colored pencil dragonfly. From photo at Santa Ysabel, California on June 16, 2017. Greg Gillson.