This week, I tried to draw an orchid flower. I was interested mostly in trying to figure out how to color the petals. The orchid petal is white, with purple/pink dots of various sizes that blend together.
The photo is a little pinker than the actual flower.
Here’s my attempt.
It really isn’t right…
So I drew dots and then used a blending pencil to merge them together. But this made the background purple, instead of white. (You can also see where I spilled water on my paper and then tried to dry it by rubbing. Not a good move.)
I think the next attempt will be to actually draw concentric dots of different colors. If you look at the photo, there are darker dots surrounded by a lighter dots. I thought I could achieve this with the blending pencil, but not so much. It may be that my blending technique isn’t good either.