Water Lily
Water Lily

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Orchids
Orchids

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Ranunculus
Ranunculus

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Iris
Iris

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Lily
Lily

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Billy Button
Billy Button

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

Freesia
Freesia

7 x 10.5 mixed media sketchbook

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in 10 minutes

 

One of the most beautiful things in nature is a flower.  I picked flowers that have some meaning to me: a rose from my yard, my Mom’s favorite flower, a flower that reminds me of my childhood, or a new flower I discovered. Beautiful, organic, and simple. I began by dying the pages with tea and watercolor to create interesting backdrops for the drawings. Then, using references, I set a timer for 10 minutes and drew each page with pens and colored pencils. This collection glorifies the beauty of flowers; each drawing created in a brief session expressing the short, but dazzling lifespan of these intensely colored beauties.