I took this photograph of these white flowers at Descanso Gardens. I believe they are a Japanese chrysanthemum variation, I thought they were gorgeous. I think they would make a lovely hat for one of my maidens, but I think the details of these beautiful flowers would drive me a bit nuts... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
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. It was my warm up sketch before I worked on an improved sketch of the rooster; it's not quite there yet, but it is getting closer... The maiden is looking upwards and has some flowers in her hair. 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 January. This is day 4.
This is a rough sketch.