One of my favorite flowers to discover in the woods is a bright, yellow Buttercup! It means Spring is on its way! YAY!
Now, I realize that I’m jumping ahead a month or two but I couldn’t resist drawing a Buttercup today in my “Alphabet Journal.” Carla Sonheim recommended keeping one this year in the “Y is for Yellow” class. It is a good place to write names of artists I like and other ideas I want to explore further.
One idea I’d like to explore in greater depth is keeping a nature journal. I always enjoy seeing Cynthia’s flower and plant sketches at Sand Salt Moon. Be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already! 🙂
Using an internet photo as a reference, I drew my Buttercup with a black pen. I tried to look mainly at my subject and not too much at my paper. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.
One of my favorite “B” illustrators of nature is Marjolein Bastin. You probably know her from her Hallmark cards.
I found a short YouTube video about her that I thought you might like:
I enjoyed hearing her perspective about creating art. I hope you do too!
Do you have a favorite artist that starts with the letter, “B”? I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Sketching! 🙂