Now that I’m on round two of drawing/painting the alphabet, I’ve been asking for requests from readers. Serenstar of https://ofdreamsandtears.wordpress.com/ asked for a calla lily. And what a breathtaking flower it is. (My first attempt, in Polychromos colored pencils, on the left, watercolor pencil on the right.)
I feel that this is a flower that begs for watercolor. I was disappointed with the WC pencil in the early stages, so I will probably scrap that one and try again … but I decided to post it anyway, because it looked much better after drying.
When I have time and I’ve learned a lot more about watercolor, I’m going to try this again with watercolor paint. Oddly, I think it’d be easier than trying the watercolor pencils again.
Here again, I notice that I never have really seen something until I’ve tried to draw or paint it. It’s almost like coming out of a dark cave to the light. It’s amazing what you notice when you really look.
Anyway, Serenstar…..I’m not happy with this, but wanted to get this posted for you. I found this flower totally captivating and I really wanna try and do it justice, so I will try again, and hopefully come up with something better the next time.
I am really enjoying this artistic journey, even on days like this, where I feel my painting and drawing fell short. I hope my American friends and family have a great Super Bowl Sunday, and maybe I’ll see you again tomorrow, when I revisit the animal kingdom.