In this week’s interview, I chat with Alli K about…FLORALS, of course!

Check out the video, and then scroll down for my key takeaways and a list of all the resources we mentioned!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to break down EVERY single flower to make it easier to draw
  • Why you shouldn’t over think the details
  • How to draw a flower from the perspective of a side view
  • What an anchor petal is and why you need to draw them first
  • How to make elements pop
  • Why you should have “gaps” in your flowers
  • What “c” and “s” curves are

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS LESSON:

  1. Break down ALL flowers in their most simple forms: “Look at every little part first instead of trying to look at the whole flower.”
  2. If you want to make an element pop, add some “scribbles” (or shading) along the edges to add dimension.
  3. Keep the centre of your flower in proportion to the scale of the flower. If it looks off, you can always enlarge the centre . or add petals.
  4. ADD GAPS!

TOOLS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

  • A piece of paper
  • Any marker

RESOURCES WE MENTIONED:

  • Want to learn more from Alli? Be sure to follow her on Instagram at @allikdesign and check out her website.
  • Get Alli’s book, Florals by Hand and her new colouring book Bloom (if by some miracle you haven’t already!)
  • Find the High/Low app here.

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