Using fresh flowers as inspiration

Using fresh flowers as inspiration

Using fresh flowers as inspiration 650 650 Consie Sindet

I wanted to bring a little spring into my studio (it just can’t get here fast enough!) so I bought some fresh flowers to use as inspiration for some creative play time.

Red and yellow tulips • AtopSerenityHIll.com #photography #flowers #springThese tulips are just gorgeous and where really fun to photograph! For my art play, I ended up with three different looks, all using watercolor…both these and these.

Using fresh tulips as watercolor inspiration • AtopSerenityHill.com #watercolor #spring #mixedmediaThe first inspiration piece was part of my #28patterns challenge that I did on Instagram in February. I used my Inktense pencils to create the pattern on watercolor paper.

Using fresh tulips as watercolor inspiration • AtopSerenityHill.com #watercolor #spring #mixedmediaThe second was done in my Canson sketchbook. I started with a sketch using a Stabilo water soluble pencil and then used a waterbrush to soften the lines and add dimension.

Using fresh tulips as watercolor inspiration • AtopSerenityHill.com #watercolor #spring #mixedmediaI added color with the watercolor cakes but some of the sections did get a little muddy since the Stabilo pencil marks would mix in as I added water. It didn’t really matter in this case as I was just playing!

Using fresh tulips as watercolor inspiration • AtopSerenityHill.com #watercolor #spring #mixedmediaTo finish off, I doodled on the tulip and the background with a Micron pen and a Signo Uni-ball white gel pen.

Red and yellow tulips • AtopSerenityHIll.com #photography #flowers #springFor the last design, I used this photo to get a different perspective on the tulips.

Using fresh tulips as watercolor inspiration • AtopSerenityHill.com #watercolor #spring #mixedmediaI then painted blocks of watercolor to create a really simple, loose feeling of the tulips from above. Having the fresh tulips on hand for inspiration was an enjoyable way to bring some spring into my sketchbook while it is still snowing here in NJ!

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