The water lily

I love to illustrate flowers. Vivid colors and bold architecture, flowers are the most perfect thing. A flower is nature's finest creation. In the mornings I get to stroll around my hood and take snaps of the various flora and then illustrate them at my fav coffee place. When your in the zone and illustrating it's a super high that no drug can match. I love the process when I have a new flower to illustrate.  The blank page, a brand new Sharpie and then I stare at the flower snap. I try to find a distinct structure to begin with.  That's the hardest part, where to begin. When you do find a start and you start, it somehow magically comes to life.