Stump Puffball

I completed a drawing of a spent stump puffball today based upon a fantastic picture taken by my mom.

I like the clouds of white spores on the black background, though the arrangement of all the parts is a little strange. That’s because I had initially placed a shadow under the puffball, which I decided was both poorly executed and made it seem like a specimen on a table. The black portion of the illustration was my solution to the problem of hiding that wonky shadow.

As usual with my Nature illustration, I used Copics and Sakura micron pens, but I added the spore plumes below with a white Prismacolor pencil over black ink.

Here’s the wonderful picture my mom took near our cabin. I wish that snow had been there when I visited last weekend.

Can you find my mushroom?

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Also, I recently started a ToadChapel account on Instagram as another outlet for my creative efforts. I’ll still place my primary emphasis on the storytelling I enjoy with the website, but I thought the new format could also showcase and support what I’m doing as an artist.

If you’d like to follow my activity there, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/toadchapel/

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