I took this photograph of these orange flowers at Descanso Gardens in the summer. They are California poppies; also known as the golden poppy, these are the state flower of my state California... 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. Her eyes are closed and she has a very gentle quality. 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 January. This is day 11.
This is a rough sketch.