I've been drawing a lot more flowers and plants lately, mainly due to an increase in requests for botanical tattoo designs. Such as this in-progress drawing ...
As an art teacher, I've always said that the best drawers are the best observers. The more you notice, the better you'll draw. Well, I am also finding the opposite to be true. The more plant life that I draw, the more that I notice. My eyes are being drawn to little buds and blossoms more than they have been before.
I went on a hike on Mt Hood with some friends a couple weeks ago and found myself almost as excited about the wildflowers we walked by as I was the view of the peak.
And now I'm noticing flowers all the time. I collect pictures of them on my walks and runs, and have an ongoing flower folder on my phone.
I think it would be fun to do a wildflower-of-Mt-Hood series. At some point... once I get past some commissioned projects and my never-ending state bird series . . . Oh yeah and my children's book and nautical coloring book . . . . I'm definitely not bored!
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