The last time I bought flowers I decided to draw them with oil pastel. It’s the easiest medium for me to use — very direct — just grab a sheet of paper, open the box, begin.
I made this drawing and the next on Strathmore 400 series 18 x 24 inch notebook sheets. That makes the flowers approximately life size. Drawing same size provides an interesting sensation as well — you can feel very connected to the thing when you draw it life size.
Now I find these drawings become helpful when I need flowers for a flower painting. More and more I find myself doing some of the flower pictures from composites. And when I need individual flowers to put into a painting, I can turn to these drawings.
That fact, in turn, makes me want to draw more flowers — definitely a virtuous circle ….