Attempting 'Abstract' Florals

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - student project

Loved this class!  Juliet is so funny and candid about her process and you know she's totally having a blast making her beautiful abstract florals.  I'm inspired to bring a more playful attitude to this exploration.

1. Practice Ink Drawing:

I did a couple of spreads in my sketchbook, trying to remember to hold the dip pen further back to get those loose lines.  But my hand kept creeping back into the drawing position...I'll work on that. 

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 1 - student project

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 2 - student project

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 3 - student project

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 4 - student project


2.  Practice Watercolour

Made a page of flower and leaf shapes.  Not loving my brand of watercolours.  I wish they were a bit more vibrant so I could mix the pinks and purples I was after. Also I may have overdone it with the water. 

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 5 - student project  

3. Practice Adding Texture

Ok so I added a mix of marker, pencil crayon, and black ink to my watercolour spread and here's the result:

Attempting 'Abstract' Florals - image 6 - student project

I think these are loose florals, rather than abstract florals...My tendency toward realism is difficult to shake!  I'll give it another go with some different materials. 

I've really enjoyed this exploration.  Thank you Juliet for the great class!

I welcome any feedback :)