Friday, February 24, 2012

Southern Giant Curly Mustard Beginning

Today I started this illustration of Southern Giant Curly Mustard:
At first I thought it would be overwhelming and confusing to do this one, with all the tiny curls at the edges of the leaves, but as I delved into it I didn't worry about getting the curves exactly as I saw them. Instead, I studied the leaves as a whole for a while and then put down the outlines of what these curly leaves could look like. A couple years ago I would not have trusted myself to do this. I would have put down every tiny curve just as I saw it. But since SESE asked me to work a bit faster i loosened up and it's benefited both of us.
If you'd like to read up on the health benefits of mustard greens there is a very thorough amount of info on this website I just came across:;postID=8037101621572400336

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