I took this photograph of a tulip at Descanso Gardens this year, although the last time I visited there weren't very many tulips left. They are such beautiful flowers. This one is two toned with white and the color of a burgundy wine and its core is peeking through. It has been a long time since I've painted a tulip, I think I'd like to add some to my painting wish list... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden. She has feathers that tuft from one eye, perhaps she is a protector of birds... I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or goddess. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is day 6.
This is a rough sketch.