Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos, more commonly known as ‘Devil’s Ivy’, or to give it its scientific name, Epipremnum Aureum, is an evergreen vine native to the Pacific Islands.

The strange nickname Devil’s Ivy comes from the fact the plant is almost impossible to kill, retains its vibrant green colour all year round, and can grow even in the dark (although why those qualities should associate it with the devil is not that obvious).

There is a crisp precision to watercolour that suits plant art. But since I didn’t have them to hand, and this was just a quick observation/appreciation of the silent life all around us, pencil it was. A relatively easy plant to draw, with bold and simple shaped leaves that are fun to capture.

(A very happy new year by the way!)

Sketch in Ink and Pencil.

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2 Responses to Golden Pothos

  1. joviator says:

    It’s easy to appreciate the virtues of an invasive weed that I don’t have to deal with. If you’re ever inspired to draw Japanese Hops, my reaction may differ. HNY!

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