One of the many beautiful types of art I have seen on Instagram and have been working on myself over the last couple of months (where does the time go? 🤷🏻♀️ ) is line drawing, more specifically flowers and leaves.
I have found a really good book that is very helpful to start to understand the basic shapes.
The book is called – Draw 500 things from nature by Eloise Renouf
There are no words in this book, simply sketches to copy, practice and repeat. I think this is really good because I know I would skip straight to the drawing pages anyway, much like I have gone with my calligraphy books 😉. I would really recommend this for starting out.
So with my Uniball 0.05 finer liner in hand I curled up in front of the tv to do a spot of doodling yesterday.
I never know if the doodles will turn out ok so I don’t go straight to a card but that is the goal eventually.
Having got quite far with my earlier doodles I thought I’d try a different type of flower this time.
The picture below is my interpretation of a flower using Eloise’s book as a guide.
Originally I had drawn it with only black but I wanted to add a bit of something so went over the shading with my crimson Artline 200 0.4 fineliner. I think it added a bit of depth to the flowers, what do you think?
I was really pleased with how these came out and so, following a weekend of calligraphy practice, I thought I’d add a bit of faux calligraphy and will now use this as the centre of a greetings card.
It’s nice when the doodles turn into something more isn’t it 🙂
Have you tried floral drawings? Or are you looking to start? Let me know in the comments.
I’m still new to blogging so hope I have referenced the book & author in the correct way. This blog is my own post and not sponsored.
Thank you for reading and happy crafting!