Today I am going to draw a flower that is suggested by @enternamehere. I was asking on my old post if anyone has seen an ugly flower, and Seana offered Rafflesia arnoldii, also known as ‘corpse lily’ because apparently it is a stinking smelly plant, with very strong odour similar to the smell of decaying flesh.
Let’s move on to the cool facts about this flower ^^. Wikipedia told me that Raflessia arnoldii is the biggest individual flower on Earth, and its flower can grow up to a massive one meter in diameter and its weight is about 11 kilograms. It is definitely the heavy weight in flower power. This giant flower is endemic to the rainforests in Sumatra, Indonesia. And due to its uniqueness, it is recognised as one of the three Indonesian national flowers.
Drawing process, step by step
I sketched the lady wearing a kebaya, an Indonesian traditional dress.
Then the giant flower! Unlike my other flower art, I only drew one flower in this picture because I want to emphasize its size. And I’m not sure if I would touch the stinking flower myself, but this is an illustration so I drew her quite happy to do it XD.
The rainforest is next, I drew them lightly as placeholders.
The Lady in Colour
Nothing special here, I coloured her and her dress softly. I choose green again as her dress’ colour, I like green!
Colouring the Hair
Black haired character makes me happy, but I probably should level up my skill in drawing colourful hair since they’re harder to do for me. Maybe next time :).
This flower has a very strange and peculiar texture. I was struggling to make sure that I coloured it evenly, I had to recolour it a few times.
The Rainforest in Colours
Green foliage everywhere. Fun!
Finished Art – Lady Raflessia
Lastly, I drew the tree in the forest. Here she is, Lady Raflessia.
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Close up Details
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 -
- Lady Tulip -
- Lady Palash -
- Lady Saffron -
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