I wasn't sure whether this belongs here or in the Art Journals forum, but I thought it might have more interest here.
Last summer I decided to start a sketchbook solely for botanical drawings from life, with a view to building up to botanical paintings at some distant point. It's been a bit slow to get started but I thought if I shared what I'd done it will maybe spur me on and I'll speed up a little bit!
Star sedge. When I was drawing this its shadow fell across my sketchbook, which is why there's a silhouette version as well.
This spread was drawn on a walk not far from my house. It isn't very clear but the left page has Norway maple leaf and keys and a bramble flower; the right page has hogweed, wych elm and a few squashed flies
From top to bottom: False oat-grass, Bog asphodel and Cock's-foot. I drew these in pencil and went over them in ink when I got home. I've been trying to decide if I should do the same thing for the page above
Sitka spruce and a foxglove seed, drawn directly in ink this time
I had a lovely time drawing this old sycamore last summer.
Northern bilberry I found during my lunch break one day
I was just going to put wild species in my book but I had a bouquet and one of the flowers broke off so I drew that too.
I'm planning on doing many more sketches like these and when I do I can update this thread. Thanks for looking, comments welcome