This was one of my favorites of all the wildflowers (see previous post for the wildflowers’ back story, which had such a variety of parts, from the pea-like pods to its spiky green leaves, plus I love purple.
Another curious plant with a variety of features and quite vibrant in color.
Here it is above in real life (though a bit blurry) with its portrait.
These were very delicate.
I had to take an allergy pill halfway through the day because all the wildflowers were making me sneeze.
The first attempt at the poppies above came out nice and fresh but my pen was running out of ink so I drew over the lines with another pen and then wasn’t crazy about the composition so I sketched them again (below).
I liked the composition better. Since this is our California state flower, it deserved an encore anyway. If you know the names of any of the flowers, let me know and I’ll update the captions.