Saturday, August 24, 2013

Botanical Sketch # 38 - Coprinopsis Atramentaria

Today's Botanical Sketch is Coprinopsis Atramentaria is known as Common Ink Cap or Inky Cap.  It is edible, but when combined with alcohol is toxic.  It is a widespread fungus that if found in urban settings as well as woodlands after spring to summer rains.
I made the Gelli-print mono print, then sketched the fungus.  I gessoed in the stems and caps and colored them in with colored pencil.  Because the gesso has a sandpaper-like consistency, it really ate through my colored pencils!

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