Colourful Primroses

Primroses are another early spring highlight. There are so many different colours, and they are all very nice. You can get them in garden centres, and you can go crazy choosing the ones you like, because you will like them all!

primrose_3colours

In this drawing, I spent quite some time on the flower petals trying to get the colours as accurate as possible based on the photos I have.  I used a lot of gradient, blurring and clipping. The leaves are less detailed but hopefully I can improve them in the future.

 

Sunflower for the Summer

It is still a couple of months until summer, but to those who love sunflowers, now is the time for you to sow the seeds!  I drew this sunflower based on a photo of some sunflowers I planted last year.

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I took quite some time to do this drawing, especially on the middle bit (disk) of the flower. It consists of a series of small brown circles and light yellow rectangles to represent the disk flowers or florets.

florets