Gondwana Drawings

gondwana drawing
ancient flower waratah

Gondwana was the ancient supercontinent that Australia broke away from millions of years ago. Most modern Australian plants have their origin in the great ancient landmass of Gondwana. Many of these plants are unique to our country and are strikingly identifiable, like Banksias and Waratahs. Then there are the ancient and awesome  giants like the Wollemi Pine (the Dinosaur Tree).  In this drawing workshop we will look at both images and actual  plants and flowers  to base our drawings on.  Drawing materials will range from lead pencil,  water colour pencils, pen, ink and markers.

Margaret Preston
Australia 1875 – 1963
Waratahs (1925)
woodcut, hand-coloured