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.