Flower Power

I needed a boost to start the year, and I got one thanks to Karen Abend’s online challenge to draw a flower each day for 5 days. A photo reference and suggested approach was provided each day. It worked to get me drawing again, and I also learned a few things: draw the same thing a few times, try different materials, don’t fret. (Some of these drawings appear at the end of this post).

I also realized how much I prefer drawing from life, rather than a photo. Thankfully my amaryllis was still in bloom, so I drew it, then I drew it again, then, with great trepidation, added colour.

Day 1 challenge: draw directly with ink.
I found my own black and white photo of a rose from many decades ago and drew it using a dark brown ArtGraf tailor chalk which I had just purchased.
What a challenging flower to try and draw! This was the third attempt.

6 thoughts on “Flower Power

  1. Glad you’re back at it.

    Love these.

    My mother grew a few amaryllis so seeing your sketches brought her to mind.

    On Thu., Jan. 13, 2022, 9:32 p.m. Everyday Sketches, wrote:

    > Alison R. Hall posted: ” I needed a boost to start the year, and I got one > thanks to Karen Abend’s online challenge to draw a flower each day for 5 > days. A photo reference and suggested approach was provided each day. It > worked to get me drawing again, and I also learned a few t” >

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    1. Sorry for delayed reply. I wanted to tell you that the flower chose the colour. 🙂 I just tried to capture what I saw, with a bit of help from a book on painting flowers in watercolour.

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