Monday, July 21, 2014

Floral sketches

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I did couple of floral sketches yesterday. Floral sketching/drawing/painting is great for practicing 'negative' way [painting around an element] of painting, specially in watercolor. Probably because most of the flower heads are lighter in tonal values than the leaves and stems they are surrounded by and also the layers of the leaves which creates depths within. It's a challenge to paint in negative way as we mostly think in positive shapes but it is fun and worth practicing. These are done from couple of photographs we took when me and my wife visited the flower show held in last January at Lalbagh botanical Garden, Bangalore.

Medium: watercolor on cartridge paper sketchbook.
Size: 11" H x 7 1/2" W [each page].
Time: approx. 40 min each.
Source: from own reference photographs.

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