Hollyhock

I was walking on a beach when I saw this hollyhock. Its solitary existence among the long grass in the sand caught my attention. With its strong purple colour, it seems to shout proudly to me ‘Look at me, I’m here!’.

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Little Orchids

These little light purple orchids are quite common in South East Asia. Their natural tropical habitat reminds me of warm weather that’s comforting when it’s cold outside in winter.

 

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Sweet Smelling Sweet Pea

Summer has come and gone and I can’t help feeling a bit sad :(.  One of the things I miss about summer is the hint of the sweet smell coming from a couple of sweet peas that I cut and put in a glass in my living room.

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Sweet peas are one of those flowers which has many faces. They look slightly different when you turn them around.  It took me a while to take some good photos that capture the right angle for me to draw.  This drawing is a composite of a couple of photos I took from the sweat peas I planted in my back garden.

Ruby Rose

Summer is not complete without roses. Among all of the colours available, I find ruby is the deepest and moodiest. Here is a drawing of a ruby rose on its stem.

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For the flower, I used the gradient tool and layers of different tones to get the velvety effect.