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Day 6 - Drawing September
6 September 2014, 12:24

This month I am taking part in a month of drawing, posting one image per day. I love ferns and I could have a whole garden full of them! I love their shape and the way the new fronds unfurl. At present I have a very steep garden in south Wales, where the climate is much wetter than in London and my many ferns are thriving.

In today's image I wanted to try to capture the unfurling dynamic of a new fern frond. To do this I have used pen, ink and gouache - a flexible medium which allows a lot of expression. I have really tried to capture the 'sprung' potential of the moment of unfurling.