Earlier, we posted Frank Merrem's model image, and the resultant drawing. Here's a bit of follow-up on that project from Frank:
"I'm attaching two of my very quick sketches I did in a microscope class. Time was just not on my side in doing a reasonably accurate drawing of some of the compound curves I was seeing. So, well, the model was the best bet. I could turn, light, think about, draw the model and then do it all over again if something still did not look right. The model did not need to be a perfect copy of the original (no sepals and only the suggestion of a receptacle and stem), but only accurate in the areas of problems with my eye-to-hand-to-paper drawings. In some ways, making the model gave me a better "feeling" of what I was about to draw.Libby you are right AGAIN - sigh: use all of you senses about something you are about to draw before you start the actual drawing - sigh." Thanks for sharing, Frank!
Frank's images drawn from the microscope are featured here! You an see a lot of thought went into figuring out the tiny image. The model was a good choice to pump up the volume!
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