I took this photograph of this peach hibiscus rosa-sinensis at Huntington Gardens. I love hibiscus flowers and this was the first time I'd noticed one with so many petals. 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 garland of flowers and seems to be looking at something with a touch of caring and concern. 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 26.
This is a rough sketch.