Saturday, 4 July 2009

Trembling Aspen in pen and ink

Look! It's a scan rather than my usual iffy photograph. That's because I'm at work, where scanners live. As opposed to my place, where there isn't even a computer.

Anyway.

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Shaky, and Nerd Naturalist Extraordinaire here immediately thought of Trembling Aspen. The name of the tree comes from the flattened petioles (stalks) of the leaves, which cause the leaves to shake or tremble with any tiny little breeze.

I doodled this piece of aspen before I had to open the building this morning. Yes, I got to work early on a Saturday just so I could draw a tree.

Gotta wonder sometimes about priorities and this whole doodling thing...

4 comments:

Waki said...

What a lovely drawing, and Im impressed with the getting to work early thing.

Ellen Byrne said...

Aspen leaves are a great take on the word - and you've drawn them beautifully!

Indigene said...

Great idea and well done! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do!

Coreopsis said...

Lovely drawing!

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