16 July, 2014

Watercolour Wednesday: Pink Hibiscus

I think I'm going to start a new "feature" here on my blog, when I have things to share of course, called Watercolour Wednesday. It rhymes, after all. It might include canvases, since most of them are watercolour of some sort, but also I'm wanting to do things like this.

Can there be a bigger cliche' than drawing and watercolouring flowers? Truly? I think only if I include something faux inspirational like "Believe" or "Dream" across the top. I may include words at some point, but I like the randomness of this background for now. I've decided that with my drawing I'm not after realism. I don't have anything against it, I like it fine, but there are a TON of people that do it and realism just doesn't call to me as it does others. Cartoon people, caricatures of real things, that calls to me. Is this really what a pink Hibiscus looks like? No, not even close. But it diverted my attention, drawing it and then painting it, so why not, right?

I did this with my Derwent Inktense pencils, six of them to be precise. I didn't use them as a pencil, I took my wet brush, ran it over the pencil lead, and painted with the pigment I picked up. Easy peasy! Anyway, I hope you like it, I hope you're not desperately bored with this website as I branch out and away from my scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I hope that you'll come back soon to see what I'm up to.


  1. It's beautiful, Aeryn. I love the heart coming out of the pointy stamen.
    Not bored at all! Good for you for trying something new, what fun!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love seeing all your crafty endeavors.


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