by Alison Hall @alison.sketcher www.everydaysketches.com
Meditative Botanical sketching
It’s been easy to find creative inspiration online in the last 18 months, with so many new courses and demos available! I am currently following a Domestika course called “Botanical Sketchbooking: A Meditative Approach.” The instructor is Lapin, a well-known urban sketcher. I follow him on Instagram (@lapinbarcelona) and, in particular, had admired his botanical sketches — I was interested to see and understand his process. The key is to slow down and really observe the structure of the plant or flower. The drawing is done directly in ink, but if you make a mistake, it doesn’t matter. It’s about the process, not the final result. It really is meditative and calming, but also exciting.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with tulips, in various stages.
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