Jojo Karlin

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  • July 2, 2021 at 10:06 pm #18802

    This was a second go at the photographs that I did yesterday. The fixed lighting of the photo reference makes the color matching feel more secure, but it’s interesting to see how the colors change on the real life specimens when the daylight is changing and incandescent light gets involved.

    July 2, 2021 at 9:52 pm #18801

    Well- after consulting various internet sources and wildflower guides, I think perhaps the artemisia we have isn’t a usually called a mugwort.
    I’ve seen some sites call artemisia vulgaris invasive in the US; it may be banned in Maine.
    The artemisia I collected is one my mother got from a friend, so we are not sure it’s correct identification. I’ve decided to stick with artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’ cultivar. The color difference between the top and the bottom of the leaves is less pronounced, so I tried using layers for the darker tops.
    The lower leaves seemed a little sickly, so I mixed a slightly more yellow green.
    <span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>My light isn’t as good today because it’s raining; the overhead light is interferingly yellowish.

    June 30, 2021 at 3:25 pm #18688

    Thanks, Mira! This is all super helpful information. I think I’ve managed to find a local mugwort and am going to try to draw it. A question about scale — I know you said to draw life size or larger than life — are there conventions to follow for very tall plants? Is it just a matter of drawing on larger paper or is there a preferred way to segment the drawing?

    Thanks again,