Meat Eating Plant

Meat eating Plant - Colour

Remember the movie “Little Shop of Horrors”?

I got to thinking about that fun classic movie the other day, and it inspired me to do this drawing.

“FEED ME, Seymour!!!” (I can almost hear him saying it right now… 😉

Well… In actuality, my drawing doesn’t really look like the plant in that movie, but drawing it turned out to be tons of fun, never the less.

Here’s the black and white version.

Meateating Plant

If you’ve been looking around my website, you’ll know that I don’t always colour my drawings. This is for a couple of reasons:

One is that coloring is difficult! 😉 It really is a different discipline in itself, and one that I am not that well versed in… (But I intend to change that!)

Another reason is that sometimes I just prefer the look of a pencil- or an ink drawing. There’s a very cool aesthetic to it, that I really like. But this particular drawing was one that I felt would benefit from colours, so I decided to go for it.

And I actually think it turned out decently this time.

Over all, it’s a pretty simple color scheme: besides black it simply consists of two shades of green and two shades of brown.

But what kinda sets it of is the rather dramatic background of red and black. And then a really simple but very effectful detail, which I really like.

I’m of course referring to the white line all around the edge of the plant that really makes it stand out from the background. This solves something that has been an issue in previous drawings that I’ve done. If the background colours do not differ significantly from the colours of the actual motif, the whole thing can easily just kind of blend together, and end up with a slightly “flat” feeling. This small white line completely remedies that…!

So this is definitely something I’ll be adding to my bag o’ tricks. Feel free to do so yourself, should you feel so inclined!

So here’s a little carnivore for ya… Hope you like it!

As always, I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below.

Keep practicing, and remember that drawing is a skill – let’s learn it!

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