15-Minute Sketch: Blossoms

February 28, 2019 1 min read

Please note: The video does not include audio. Five reference photos will be on the screen each for 3 minutes each. Think of it like your no-excuses reference photo slideshow. Ready, set, sketch!

 

 

Links to original images here:

Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5

 

 

If you're looking for a unique way to paint blossoms, we highly recommend Cheng-Khee Chee's video workshop, Crinkle Paper Technique. 

 

Blossom facts:

When you’re drawing the tree blossoms, think about the parts of the blossoms you see. The pink and white parts are of course the petals. Next look for the stamens and the pistils. Sometimes they are similar colors but the pistil will be in the center and there is just one while the stamens are more numerous and circle the pistil. These are the female and male parts of the flower respectively.

 

If you’re close enough to see the stamens, that shape you see at the very top is called an anther. The shape at the top of the pistil is called stigma. And finally, the green part below the blossom is called the sepals.

 

Petal shape makes a huge difference when drawing a flower. Because different flowers have different numbers of petals and different petal shapes, getting an accurate depiction will go a long way in letting your viewer know what you’re describing.




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