I learnt that trees I had thought of as Bottle Trees are in fact the Australian Boab tree and the Bottle Tree is something different again.
How did this come about? Well our teacher has travelled the Australian Outback extensively and for our drawing exercise produced a bag of fruit from the Boab Tree that she had collected.
Wonderful items to draw and very tactile as they have a furry coating.
Here is my sketch:
|Pencil Sketch - Boab Fruit (May 2012)|
You might like to see some clay work over at the studio blog at Mud Colony this week.