Today I’m going to draw peony because I find them beautiful like ladies’ ballroom gowns. When I researched about the flower, I discovered that these flowers have significant cultural meanings, especially for Asian countries. In Japan, the peonies represent both good fortune and righteous, noble spirit.
I like to draw all kinds of beauties from all around the world, so this is good practice for me to depict people from different cultures. And here is Lady Peony.
Close up Details
Drawing process, step by step
It was a successful sketch yesterday, so today I used the same reddish brown colour to start.
Then I added the peonies in the background lightly, because they are meant as placeholders only.
I wanted to draw a soft beauty from Japan, so I chose light pink as shadow for her skin. Green for her kimono because I like green a lot :D.
Finished Art - Lady Peony
Again, I had a lot of problems with the flowers. I am still overwhelmed by Painter’s various brushes and I keep forgetting which ones to use so it’s an everyday’s struggle for me. Not sure why the colours look a bit muted, it's probably the JPG compression, but I like it better this way. Anyway, picture is done!
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Animation step by step
My flower watercolour series
I love how watercolour art looks like but I don’t have any real media materials with me. I will buy the stock one day, but for now, I am happy to experiment creating them digitally with watercolour brushes in Corel Painter. Since I am learning the tools, I will be making a series of watercolour art, I hope you will enjoy watching my experiments ^_^.
- Lady Sunflower -
- Lady Peony -
- Lady Orchid -
- Lady Belladonna -
- Lady Lotus -
- Lady Rafflesia -
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