Last time I went to Nantes I bought an 80s sweatshirt in a vintage shop. It's wonderfully flowery and just the right amount of kitsch!
I was wearing it the other day, when an idea hit me - why not use it as my inspiration for this month's Monthly Makers theme? I mean, flowers are plants! So I picked a colour scheme similar to the one on the sweatshirt and got cracking!
Of course, with this month's theme being plants and all, I chose a rather floral approach - a bouquet in a rather alternative vase!
Almost done! Just a final touch of black…
I really should use black more often, shouldn't I! Using a colour scheme put together by someone else was a fun challenge, and a great way of exploring colour combinations I wouldn't normally use. I know I draw flowers and plants quite a lot (can you blame me?), but there's something really satisfying about drawing a bouquet - I guess it's the amount of detail it requires! One of these days I might just bring my sketchbook to the botanical garden and spend an hour or two sketching. That's one more thing to put on my summer to-do list!
Do you have a favourite plant or flower? Mine's the cuckoo flower!