I've wanted to be able to draw/paint flowers for a long time but I never seem to have the patience to get in all the detail they seem to need.
Instead of trying to capture every crinkle, every shadow, I've gone for something much more illustrative and simple. Using acrylic ink & a dip pen to create an outline, I drew the basic contour onto a pre prepared layered background. Then, after the ink had dried, I went in with Twinkling H2Os and used wet on wet to get a mottled textured petal coverage. Of course they don't look 'real', but I do think it's kept the fragility that the flowers represent to me so I'll definitely be trying this more.
The quote is from Alice in Wonderland. When I read the book as a young girl I always knew the flowers who say the words were referring to girls like me.
Do you have any tips for drawing/painting flowers? Or any special symbols for how you're feeling now?