On drawing in the rain

You’ll find me drawing a lot of tulips at this time of year and these, which I’m growing for the first time, do that wonderful thing in nature of no two flowers, or leaves, being of the same stripe, which, I always think, tells us something about beauty. But that’s not the most interesting thing in this drawing – it’s that I carried on drawing in the rain. I wanted to see what would happen to the texture of the colour on this bit of waste coated printing paper (I love that with waste materials, I often have no idea what the results will be) and if you look closely, you’ll see little raindrops all over it.

Biro, watercolour, fineliner (and rain) on waste paper.