Are you new here? Or have you been following my blog for a while now? If you’re new to the His Palette community and don’t know much about me yet, let me share something about my creative process with you.
I am a huge lover of learning, but I prefer to keep my learning AND MY TEACHING simple. I like to find art and art techniques that are easy…and even a bit basic. This way, I can put my own little creative spin on it.
I did not grow up in an artsy family or artistic surroundings. I, myself, am not very artistic or artsy. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I consider myself creative. And being creative does not mean I’m capable of painting like Van Gogh or even painting like a friend of Van Gogh.
I look for straightforward techniques that I can manipulate, a little here and a little there, to make it my own. This is exactly what this post is about. I’m going to give you a handful of techniques you can use to start creating your own florals, which you can then alter in some way or simply use as is.
Roses and Rose-ish Florals
I’m sure you’ve noticed in your Instagram feed and Pinterest searches, that there are plenty of basic drawing techniques for roses. Below are some of my faves.
Of course, there are a gazillion different types of flowers in the world (God is amazing like that!). And with that humongous assortment, there is even more ways each flower can be illustrated.
Let me be honest here. I do not know anything about flowers. I don’t know their names, where they grow, or how to grow them. With that said, I’m not actually attempting to draw florals that resemble real flowers. I have no doubt that some of the flowers I create are not actual flowers at all. LOL!
So be aware, the following florals do not represent a specific breed of flower (are they even called breeds?), and if they look like a flower you are familiar with, that is completely accidental. 😉
Mixing It Up A Bit
My last little tidbit for you today is to MIX IT UP! Take your floral sketches and add some fun extras. For instance, draw three flowers bunched together with extra greenery and maybe some baby’s breath or other pretty floral accent pieces. Ta-da! That can take up half of your margin and you can write your thoughts or prayers in the empty space. Page complete!
Over the next few months, we will be providing the His Palette community with a variety of instructive step-by-step posts, to help with the struggle to draw, that some of us face. We also intend to provide printables for each of these drawing tutorials. I pray they bless you and your creative worship journey. If there are certain techniques or topics you’d like to hear more about, please contact us and let us know.
If you use our techniques and/or printables, we would be so grateful if you’d please hashtag your photos with #hispalette. Thank you.
You can download the floral printable using the link below
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