I have wanted to learn to paint without first making guidelines on the paper. The flowers are everywhere this June and I picked a bouquet to practice with, thinking that if the parts did not fit together properly that it might still look natural. I made three similar sketches and by the third some of the worry about accuracy left. I used a waterbrush on the vase and think that the way it pushes the paint onto the paper helped convey the characteristics of water and stems.
This is a gouache sketch on black Derwent paper.
I like this! Love the vase and its naturalness. Well done! 💟
Thank you so much! It was fun using the water brush on the vase, I am intrigued by the soft edges it produced.
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