Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

10:39 AM, Sunday April 21st 2024

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My Daisy, Mushroom, Pink Rose, and Venus Flytrap drawings can be considered the non textured and detailed plant construction drawings (The extra lines or black colouring is just to help me picture the contour or give a bit more clarity respectively).

Although I spent a long time drawing each one, at moments I felt like I rushed or did not have enough focus to draw intently, resulting in misplaced lines.

I also felt like I struggled to know where to colour in, or how to construct many forms in a tight space like in the centre of most of my flower drawings.

Appreciate all feedback!

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