Poppies are one of my favourite flowers. They come in bright beautiful colours and I love seeing a large bed of poppies swaying in a gentle breeze. I have just completed a red poppy on drafting film and took a lot of reference photos at a local park.
It certainly was a challenge drawing the blurred background and rendering all the detail in the centre of the flower but overall I’m happy with the result.
The poppy has long been associated as a symbol of many things, including eternal sleep. The red poppy is known to signify wartime remembrance so it seemed timely to title this drawing ‘Remembrance’ with the Anzac Day Centenary this coming weekend.
A small way of honouring those who have served Australia and New Zealand in wartime since that historic landing at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25th April, 1915. “Lest We Forget.”