I took this photograph of this zinnia flower bud at Huntington Gardens. Even before the flowers bloom, I think they are quite lovely. 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. She has a sweet upwards glance and full, lovely hair. I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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 May. This is day 17.
This is a rough sketch.