This weekend Rami bought home a bunch of yellow roses...hhmm..i suddenly realised i dont actually like roses..i dont know... theres something sinister about them..maybe its the thorns..
but i do like the way they decay - the way the petals curl up and turn colour and how the leaves shrivel up... So, yesterday morning i sat down with a cup of tea and a visit from the sun and started drawing the roses - simple line drawings -

how i love line drawings...the simplicity of them...

Have a fabulous week!!

14 Comments:

  1. Malin said...
    That's some pretty drawings considering how sinister the objects ;)
    Lisa said...
    Lucky you to receive yellow roses... I hope that Rami has not read your post! Lovely drawings anyway ;)
    Marieke said...
    Your rose drawings... How can you say you don't like them when you draw them like that?!? - Marieke
    nesty said...
    those studies are fantastic! i can see them scaled up BIG on a wall...so beautiful! you've inspired me to get out my sketchbook, my friend brought me some lovely flowers over the weekend & now I feel a line drawing coming on. happy monday! x
    Jade said...
    yes, lots of things are more interesting when they decay!
    Shari said...
    your rose drawings are so wonderful! i love how they fade too...those colors! xo shari
    Daphne said...
    love these drawings!! you made the roses look like very sensitive flowers :-)

    I have the same thing with roses, I do like the flowery part but I don't like the rest of it. I guess the branch is to rough-harsh.
    Hope to see more of these drawings!! *daphne
    lisa s said...
    that's kind of why i like roses :) i like the mean and the beautiful together....

    your drawings are lovely!
    Wendy said...
    I think your drawings are better that the real thing.Have a good week too.
    risa said...
    for some reason i´ve been hearing a lot of people express their dislike for roses lately. i´m with lisa, i kind of like them for their "sinisterness." but i especially like your drawings of them. just lovely.
    gracia said...
    Great line drawings, Julie. Roses blooming in the garden, a riot of colour, full heads of petals... or cut and enjoyed indoors - love 'em. Not a particular favourite flower, though I do love their old world charm.
    happy drawing, grache
    tiel s-k said...
    love your line work.

    why do people like receiving flowers? It is a strange concept when we think about it. All we do is put them in a vase of water and watch them die. Then we have to throw them out because they make such a mess and the water gets smelly!

    that said, I still like the odd bunch of flowers. i have bushes of gardenias flowering at the moment..the scent is magnificent.
    maditi said...
    beautiful drawings!! I´m glad I´m not the only woman who doesn´t like roses ;)
    mangetsu said...
    Oh, Julie, there are a lot roses that don't look any sinister. I like the ones with many small blossoms on one stem, multicoloured and sweet smelling. And many fabrics with rose prints look nice, too!
    And, by the way, your drawings look beautiful!

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