Monstera botanical Illustration

Monstera botanical Illustration - student project

This class was what I was looking for as far as the style of the finished painted piece. Although I did manage to paint a decent Monstera, I did struggle with layering as my paper was not what was recommended in the class. I will have another go at painting this and will be posting an update soon. Thank you `Katya, looking forward to more classes!

Sketching

Monstera botanical Illustration - image 1 - student project

 

Painting first and second layers

 

Monstera botanical Illustration - image 2 - student project

 

Finished Monstera

 

 

Monstera botanical Illustration - image 3 - student project

Update: Changed my paper to Winsor&Newton Cotman coldpressed 300gsm Grain Fin and here are my results. 

 

 

 

Monstera botanical Illustration - image 4 - student project

 

Update 2: As suggested I added more color around the veins and around the leaf holes. I was a bit apprehensive in adding more detail as I was afraid I was going to mess up, but I’m glad I took your advice Katya! I now know what to do in the future when painting botanicals.  You can watch a timelapse video of this monstera over on my instagram @marymaes_art. 

 

 

Monstera botanical Illustration - image 5 - student project

Mary Ann
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