I took this photograph of these cherry blossoms at Descanso Gardens during a recent visit. Sakura have such a sweet and delicate beauty... I'm not sure if they're still in bloom though. 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 maiden. She has a bright inquisitive expression... 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 April. This is day 9.
This is a rough sketch.