Dewdrops on a Tulip!

My most recent drawing employs contour hatching graduations and blending to render a realistic drawing of dewdrops glistening on the surface of a tulip.

The tulip in this drawing was standing proudly in my neighbor’s front garden a few years ago. I simply couldn’t resist capturing it with my camera. (Thank you Wilma!) Needless to say, I used my artistic license to add a few extra details that weren’t in the photo (shown below the drawing).



About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

One Response to Dewdrops on a Tulip!

  1. Wilma Ross says:

    WOW! Love your drawing of OUR Tulip! It is beautiful and will last so much longer than the one in our garden. Thank you for this and the many other artworks shared over the last 30 years! Needless to say, they are all treasured, as are YOU!


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