Sunflower


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Courage. These days the sunflower is a symbol of courage.

Did you know that sunflowers are actually thousands of tiny flowers clustered together and surrounded by petals? Each tiny flower has both male and female organs so they can self-pollinate as well as taking pollen from the wind or insects. Eventually, each flower becomes a seed.

Huh. Makes me rethink eating sunflower seeds!

This was done on glitter paper. I was trying for soft edges and a loose and lovely style. I forgot this paper prefers a hard edge, so my result wasn’t what I planned. I kind of like that.

The glitter doesn’t show in the scan, of course, so the painting is much more interesting in real life. I reviewed this paper a while back if you’re interested in learning more about it.

  • Paul Rubens Cold Press Glitter Sparkling Paper
  • Supervision Watercolor
  • Reference Photo by yhdchang on Pixabay.

August Doodlewash prompts

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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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