A Flower Sketch

I have these flowers growing in my yard that I don’t know the name of…  Do you?

I love how they meander along my stone walkway.  So I decided to try sketching them.

I picked three stems in different stages of growth:

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I used a black Micron pen with watercolor pencils, blending the colors with my water brush in my art journal.  I added a little turquoise around the edges with a color pencil:

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I found this flower study and sketching very meditative.  I thought the quote summed it up nicely.

May your Sunny Sunday bring you JOY in life’s simple pleasures!

Happy Drawing!  🙂

38 responses to “A Flower Sketch

  1. What a nice sketch, I love the composition! And the quote fits so well:-)

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  2. Lovely painting and the quote is beautiful – it fits so well. Happy Sunday 🙂

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  3. A lovely sketch and a lovely sentiment. I like how you chose stems in different growth stages. That really adds a lot of meaning for me.

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  4. Beautiful flowers, they might be Himalayan Fleece flowers. Love your painting of them in your journal along with the quote, very inspiring.

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    • You are correct, Haunani! I looked them up and they are this flower also called Knotweed. Thank you so much for identifying them for me! 💕😄 Happy I could inspire you today, my friend! 🎨💐

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  5. Ahhhhh! Thank you. N.

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  6. Love the sketch and the quote. 🙂

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  7. beautifully done Jilly – and I love the real flowers on the weathered concrete or whatever that background is. Your sketch is so lovely and I have always loved that Mother T quote too! 🙂

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  8. That is a lovely quote and a beautiful illustration, Jill. I wish I could help you out but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that flower before! It’s gorgeous!

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  9. Wonderfull . Love the blue swinging lines as a frame

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  10. Beautiful sketch and perfectly paired quote, Jill! 😍Love this! No clue what those flowers are though…I’m horrible with actual flower names. 😊

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    • Thanks Charlie! Haunani identified them for me which I’m so grateful! 😊 They are Himalayan Fleece flowers, AKA Knotweed. I decided to try flower sketches so you will be seeing more of them! 💐💕🎨

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  11. A very calming and meditative drawing with the beautiful quote, thank you Jill.

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  12. I love the flowers on the stone, the colours work so well together. I will think of the flowers as Himalayan Fleece Flowers, rather than knotweed, so much more romantic. Great drawing. Karen

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    • Thank you, Karen! Yes, much more romantic as H Fleece flowers! 💕💖 But when I think of Knotweed, I think of embroidered knots with thread for some reason. Prob because I used to do embroidery and it sounds like the name of a stitch! Lol! 😉

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  13. They remind me of Gayfeathers but I don’t think that’s what it is though. The painting is lovely!

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    • Hi Deborah! Haunani identified the flowers for me. They are Himalayan Fleece Flowers or Knotweed. Now you have me curious and I’m off to look up Gayfeathers! Nice to hear from you! 💐✨😃

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  14. Love your sketch and the swirly border! 😀

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