4/6/2019 - Floral Illustration

4/6/2019 - Floral Illustration - student project

I have to admit that this wasn't quite what I was expecting from the title - I thought I'd be learning how to create floral images using the brush pen alone.  Which is not to say I'm unhappy with the class.  I still learned some things, and that's what I love most. :)

I did sort of struggle with the color choices a bit.  I just started putting down swatches of colors I liked and then picked the ones I thought would work.  One of these (the neutral) never even made it to the painting.

4/6/2019 - Floral Illustration - image 1 - student project


I'm not so great at whimsy, it seems.  I am a bit of that "perfectionist" she talks about.  But I made some effort to "not care" as much.  Or... not overthink?  I'm not sure I succeeded at that. :-p  But I kind of like what I ended up with. :)  Maybe you can imagine, but this looks much better in person.  I tried to edit the photo just a bit to make it reflect the true colors I used.  That never *really* works... especially for the deep green I used on the heart-shaped leaf, the leaf on the coral flower, and the leaf sprig on the far left.  That color never photographs well, for some reason.  Anyway, I managed to actually draw these a bit small, so there's room at the bottom of the page for something.  Maybe some hand lettering...? 

4/6/2019 - Floral Illustration - image 2 - student project

Mandy Luhn
I want to learn all the things.