Spring anywhere to be seen?
Except for California -- we live in eternal sunshine -- what is happening with this crazy weather? It's March, we should be having the beginning of spring. I'm a mood for flowers -- but wait, not THOSE DOODLE FLOWERS.
I continue to be inspired by Egyptian motifs -- the stylized LOTUS flower is such a beautiful design. However, instead making it flatly, I added some "dimensionality" to it.
The fun thing about this is that you can add a million different patterns to the base of the flower or to the petals, creating so many variations!
I applied a really soft and painterly watercolor background, then colorized and shaded with pencils:
And here are more shots of the final picture, made over a 3.5inch Zentangle® tile: