... using Gouache for the first time and missing some colors in my palette to mix. To work this kind of abstract is new to me as well. Usually I draw botanicals as realistic as possible with polychromos (Instagram) or the other way 150% abstract as in my work on Society6.
I know there are holes in the design around the edges, composition is something I need to work on.
For reference plants, bird etc. I search the Biodiversity Heritage Library.