Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sunflowers, I Challenged Myself to Draw and Paint

I was part of an Artist Trading Card Swap in October and for some reason my brain decided I needed a sunflower background. 

I have been pushing myself to draw and paint and experiment more since I am not a trained artist. 
Here's what I did. 
I started with several circles on the background. I just traced around a few cups and covers from the kitchen cupboards.

 Then I started with one circle and added 4 petals equally spaced at 12 o'clock , 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock . Then I added petals in between there to fill around the circle. Next I popped a second row of petals on the flower.
 I added a few lines of texture inside the petals.
 I filled in the circle with many, many ,small circles to help create the look of the seeds.
 Next , I used my watercolors to create the look of those multi colored bronze sunflowers that I love so much.
 Pretty.
 I added a brown center.


 In the end, I was so proud of my work that I couldn't bare to cut it up into 2.5" x 3.5" ATC backgrounds so I had a copy printed and use that for my cards.
Here's the 11 x 14 copy. You can see that I added black to the circles and splattered black on the entire sheet.


This personal challenge was a success but I have a bunch of scary stuff I haven't shown you. Some day. 

In the meantime, I plan to draw each week in hopes of eventually drawing beautiful faces , like Jane Daveport.


With love and gratitude,

Michele











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