Maybe tonight I’ll add some color to the line drawing of the monster aloe that threatens to attack me while I sit peacefully at my desk.

Monster Aloe Plant in Pot

Keeping track of where I am, even when drawing contour and looking only at the plant (not at my paper), is a challenge when drawing this giant aloe.  I’m grateful that it isn’t an Euphorbia plant.  When I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an elderly potter whose studio was a street level storefront, had a thirty year old Euphorbia plant in the window.  It spanned at least six feet in diameter.

Sketch: drawn with Waterman Phileas fountain pen filled with black ink.

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