I found time to draw a bunch of showy turkeytail mushrooms today. A friend at work is retiring and the two of us share a love of and interest in the natural world, so I thought I would make John a little gift. A few of the identifications on my photographs have come from him, and he’s used a couple of my images in his environmental science class.
I still don’t know how turkeytails and other bracket fungus turn green, but maybe John knows. I certainly intend to ask him!
Using pen & colored pencil, I cobbled this illustration together from different parts of a photograph I took late last Summer.
John’s a scientist with an appreciation of art, and I hope he’ll enjoy these emerald beauties. I certainly enjoyed drawing them and thinking of him as I did so.