Well… sometimes you start with an easy quick sketchy idea, to finally find a huge challenge.
My idea was: humm I’m bored, why not draw something small to end it fast!
I went to the backyard, and grab the first thing I find: a tiny lichen on a piece of wood..
I try my best at the first glance and using no more than the naked eye…
… and feel that this is not “working” so smooth.
Lichens are a very simple kind of organism, and represents a good example of geometry design towards areal multiplication: bending of the superficies, multiple fracturing of the edges to grow new “branches”, folding margins etc etc
So in its diminutive world, my little lichen was requesting more serious attention:
As a beginner in the huge world of the watercolours, any time I’m with the brushes over the paper (scared as hell) I pay more attention for sure!
And results look much better than the first attempt.
…not so close of the actual lichen I was watching in front of me.
Hours pass and nothing “magical” comes to help me so I try to zoom out and :
And lichens enter in my black list of things I can not draw easily… (not yet!)