I took this photograph of a rose at Huntington Gardens a while back. It reminded me of Christmas and striped candies... I think the actual name of the rose is "Rock and Roll." I hope that you will enjoy this photo! Also, happy winter solstice!
I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden. She looks a bit like she might be up to something... I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid. 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 December. This is day 21.
This is a rough sketch.