Sketch of the Week: Primrose

For those who think that the desert is devoid of life, I can tell you that there's actually a remarkable variety of flora and fauna to be found here. You just have to look carefully to see it.

The other day, for instance, while walking around (big surprise) Bottomless Lakes, I encountered a cluster of pink primrose growing among the red, jagged rocks.

I've always been fond of historical botanical prints, so I was thinking of them when I was drawing this, though my drawing is more gestural than those meticulously lyrical works.