I took this photograph of this flower at Huntington Gardens. I'm not sure what kind of flower it is, but I thought it was quite beautiful... 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. I think she has a deeply contemplative look. I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a 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 July. This is day 6.
This is a rough sketch.