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Hand drawing with fabric markers: Wildflowers of Texas

drawn April - May, 1993

Bill wearing a t-shirt with flowering plants drawn on
it in fabric markerThis shirt depicts several common but beautiful wildflowers of Texas. The latin name of each species is written in copperplate cursive next to it. Clockwise from uppr right, there's a showy pink evening primrose (they're incredibly showy for a wildflower), a Texas bluebonnet, with its bluish green leaves, a prickly pear cactus (we once made a fine homebrewed ale-mead flavored and colored with prickly pear fruit gathered from the wild), and the ubiquitous, lovely wild sunflower. (Click on this image to see it much larger and in finer detail.)

How I did it

I used Marvy fabric markers. Except for on baby clothes, I've found these to be amazingly long-lasting, though they require no heat setting at all. The colors can be blended rather well for a felt-tip pen. The baby clothes problem was probably bleach--white is not the best choice of backgrounds for baby clothes, but is fine for most adults. At this writing, in 1998, this particular shirt is slightly less bright and could use a touch-up, but it's still pretty. I got the markers at a wonderful arts supply store; Texas Art Supply; if you don't have access to that, try Dharma, which carries the full range of colors. (See Sources for materials.)

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