Especially when they are a surprise and even more especially when they are yellow ones!
I received a beautiful yellow primrose potted plant at my desk the other day.
After admiring the beautiful yellow flowers for a while, I thought I’d draw them, and because colored pencils are so quick, available, easy & clean….I simply enjoyed a few moments of coloring them.
Essentially that is what is was: coloring. I have heard colored pencil illustrations referred to as paintings and I know they can be very realistic & extremely beautiful. But, mine is just a nice little colored pencil drawing. Made with lots of love & stress-free coloring.
This is how I did it. I first drew the primrose on a cream colored paper (I should of used white, but I just used what I had laying around) But I’ll show you how I fixed that.
Using my PRISMACOLOR colored pencils, I kept layering color on top of color. Which I find very relaxing.
And then I scanned it, and opened it up in Photoshop.
I worked with LEVELS making the back ground as white as I could and and making the bright greens and yellows pop!
Then I cropped the image to fit on small prints & greeting cards.
All in all, a fun afternoon.
Tomorrow I’ll post How to Draw A primrose.
See you then! -Rose