Sketching Poppy Pods in Pastel Pencils

Hi friends! My sister shared some of the poppy pods that went to seed in her garden so that I could try to grow some at my house. She says they will grow anywhere but with my black thumb I think I will have better luck drawing them!

I did toss them at the edge of the woods in my backyard where there is a lot of sun so hopefully next year I will have some lovely pink and red poppies! You can find the real-time lesson for this tutorial here in Critique Club if you are interested.

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If you liked the look of this drawing and are interested in pastel I have an online pastel class you might like called Soft Pastel for Beginners. It takes you through the various types of pastels (pencils, sticks, pan pastels) and guides you through the techniques so you can get started off on the right foot! Click here to enroll or learn more! Happy Sketching!

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4 Responses

  1. You can grow Poppies anywhere. I had some I dug up and transplanted and a couple years later, the place where I had the original plant from grew back!

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  2. I did enjoy this video and all your tips about drawing.

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  3. Hi, Lindsey!

    Do you have poppies in your yard? I have heard that poppies are not doing too good over east. I have lovely bushes on Beaver Island, Michigan, but with the house running down last summer, I haven’t been up there to see…but they are in a well protected place not far from the asparagus…hmm…I wonder if it is wise having poppies growing so close to asparagus. Have to ask my farmer niece. Any way, I have noticed a lot of artists are drawing, painting, stamping and whatever poppies!! I was thinking maybe it has something to do with there not being a good crop this year. Wondered what you think about that. LOL

    Let me know if you have a minute or two.

    Peace and love,

    Pamellia Smith (Pam)

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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    • I don’t but my sister does and they are doing great at her house:) I hope to next year!

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